The Network Probe Server must run on a host with a promiscuous-mode capable network card. The probe server should be connected to a link where it can see all the traffic it wants to monitor, preferrably a "mirrored port" (SPAN port) on a switch.

Network Probe Server:

  • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000 (with admin access)
  • Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris (with root access)
  • Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or higher
  • A network card supporting promiscuous mode connected to a SPAN port
  • Recommended hardware is at least a 2GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM

Network Probe Client - tested web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and newer
  • Windows: Firefox 1.5 and newer
  • Windows: Opera 8.54 and newer
  • Linux: Firefox 1.5 and newer