How do I implement a packet sniffer?

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I would like to know how to implement a packet sniffer. What are the steps involved in this process? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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A couple of good resources I have found on this are:

Book:
Wireshark & Ethereal
Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit
ISBN: 1-59749-073-3 or 978-1-59749-073-3

Training courses:
<a href=”http://www.packet-level.com/library.htm”>Laura Chappell’s Master Library – 6 disc set (CD & DVD)</a>
<a href=”http://imagitech.stores.yahoo.net/neanandseton.html”>Network Analysis & Security Toolkit (NAST</a>
<a href=”http://www.wiresharktraining.com”>Wireshark University – be sure to look at the FIN BIT magazine</a>

Online:
Laura Chappell has excellent presentations & resources found at various online locations.
<a href=”http://imagitech.stores.yahoo.net”>Podbooks</a>
<a href=”http://www.novell.com/connectionmagazine/laurachappell.html”>Animated articles – short presentations on packet capture & analysis</a>

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