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Spotlight: Microsoft Network Monitor 3.3

Conversations

Here, you can see on the left how Microsoft Network Monitor organizes the "conversations." In this particular view, we see that Internet Explorer has three processes making connections. The one I selected has made connections to two separate IP addresses, and within the connection I opened, we see one "conversation." In the center of the screen are displayed all of the packets in the currently selected portion of the tree (including sub-items). In this case, I have drilled down to view only the HTTP connections to 65.55.11.218.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

3 comments
a1techman
a1techman

Where can you get the MS Network Monitor Program? Thank you, Jay a1techman@yahoo.com

wdewey@cityofsalem.net
wdewey@cityofsalem.net

I was having problems using the IPv4.sourceaddress == (address) to filter items. I ended up using "Property.Destination.contains("ip address here") and property.Source.contains("ip address here") I thought that I would be able to click on columns to sort by the different headers, but that doesn't appear to work. Over all this appears to be a pretty good packet capture utility. Bill

Ken Wolf
Ken Wolf

check the link above Product Spotlight Blog. That page has a link to download.