International Journal of Computing and Business Research (IJCBR)
Packet capturing is one of classical and most frequently used task performed by the network administrators. This is done to fetch the packets traveling in the network and finally detect any suspicious activity in the network. Finally, any out of the way activity or abnormal activity is analyzed by the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) tools for classification of attacks or type of the traffic. Enormous IDS tools are available including open source products which can classify the attacks or traffic from (packet capture) files fetched from honeypots or servers.