Network monitoring with Sniffnet: Open Source and written entirely in Rust

A new software for monitoring network traffic appears under the name Sniffnet. The open source project has now released version 1.0.0, which is just one month after the first release.

First and foremost, the graphical user interface is new. Previously, the program could only be used as a command line application. The GUI is interactive, users can select the network adapter they want to monitor and use a filter to determine whether only IPv4 or IPv6 and only TCP or UDP should be monitored as the transport protocol. Finally, there is a long list of application logs to choose from for Sniffnet to keep an eye on.



Essential: The GUI can be switched between a dark and light mode with one click.

The incoming and outgoing network traffic can then be graphically observed in real time – the software lists it either as packets or bytes per second. At the same time, Sniffnet provides live statistics in text form, giving an overview of the most recent or most important connections, broken down into most packets or bytes. If desired, users can export a report that lists many details about the individual connections.

The entire software is written in Rust, which makes it easy to use with a cargo install sniffnet to install. Alternatively stand ready-made installer packages on GitHub for Windows, macOS and Debian-based Linux distributions. If these do not work, users should contact the developers directly. Furthermore, the project explicitly calls for testing Sniffnet and emphasizes that feature requests are explicitly welcome.


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