Projects / pksh


'pksh' is a hack of the popular 'tcsh' for packets, bytes hosts, and protocols counts. It is a shell, a network sniffer, a query language for network monitoring, and finally a rendering engine to display in a form readable for humans and network administrators all traffic on LAN segments. It aims to give on character-based terminals the same level of information 'ntop' already provides via its embedded Web interface. It does not continuously fill the terminal with packet/byte/protocol information, but allows the user to perform his daily job at the shell level and take a look at network only via a set of commands implemented as extensions to native tcsh built-ins. Output can be filtered/sorted/paged/mailed/etc. using native Unix commands.


Recent releases

  •  14 Jun 2009 13:32

    Release Notes: This is only a maintenance release in order to use the latest available tcsh-6.16.00 and mark the start of a new developing season.

    •  24 Jul 2008 11:41

      Release Notes: This release adds support for passive OS fingerprints using the database available from the 'ettercap' project.

      •  13 Jul 2008 06:43

        Release Notes: This release adds support for a lot of new counters for bytes, packets, and protocols. Data-link and IP decoding/counting were enhanced to include the most popular protocols. A new built-in extension was added ("protocols") and the "pkfinger" command now shows network usage per host in terms of {bytes,packets,protocols} distribution.

        •  04 Jul 2008 23:38

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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