PacketStream provides point-and-click activation of the Mac’s built-in network monitoring program, which is usually available only from the command line. By clicking a few buttons, you can monitor data as it streams over your network — especially useful for checking web traffic, network bottlenecks, or even suspicious network activity. All network data is displayed in the application itself, and you can save the data to a file for further analysis later.
PacketStream provides a user-friendly way to configure and use the Mac’s network monitoring tools. It is easier than typing in cryptic commands in Terminal. As a native Aqua application, it is more intuitive to use than complex, hard-to-install, UNIX-based GUI programs. And it is simpler than more expensive “Swiss army knife” network programs, which are overkill for most users.
What’s New in Version 3.1
- Now automatically queries system for active network interface.
- Additional network filters for greater control over network monitoring.
- New button command to clear data from main display.
- Additional support options through help menu.
- Various UI enhancements and bug fixes.
- Mac OS X 10.5 or later