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packet sniffer

<networking, tool> A network monitoring tool that captures data packets and decodes them using built-in knowledge of common protocols. Sniffers are used to debug and monitor networking problems.

(1995-03-28)

 


Nearby terms: Packet in Plastic Grid Array Packet InterNet Groper packet radio packet sniffer packet-switched packet switching Packet Switch Node
 

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