Code by Kevin has released PacketStream 3.1, an update to its Macintosh network-monitoring program. 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 compared to Terminal and Unix-based programs:
- Simple to use: Set a couple of user preferences, click a button, and go.
- Save network data to a file for later analysis.
- Monitor traffic on specific network ports.
- Thorough, searchable user documentation via the "Help" menu.
Version 3.1 of PacketStream has the following features and enhancements:
- 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.
Pricing and Availability:
PacketStream is shareware. Licenses cost $24.95 (USD) and a 30-day demo is available. The program is a universal binary and requires Mac OS X 10.5 to run.