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  1. Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.

  2. SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

  3. tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line.

  4. NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows.

  5. socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels.

  6. A TCP, UDP, and SCTP network bandwidth measurement tool

  7. Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN.

  8. Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis...

  9. Debookee is the simplest & most powerful network traffic analyzer for macOS.

  10. Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library.

  11. NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool.

  12. Nmap Free Security Scanner, Port Scanner, & Network Exploration Tool. Download open source software for Linux, Windows, UNIX, FreeBSD, etc.

  13. Intercepter-NG is a multifunctional network toolkit for various types of IT specialists.

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Netcat is one of the oldest network tools in the "Unixverse", it's been there since 1995, and the last official version is from 2004. Although it has many forks and variants that work pretty well on modern operating systems, like ncat from the Nmap suite, or this alternative Netcat version from Mike Frysinger.
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