If you are interested in sniffing packets on your local network, this recipe can be used as the starting point. Remember that you may not be able to sniff packets other than what is destined to your machine, as decent network switches will only forward traffic that is designated to your machine.
You need to install the
pylibpcap library (Version 0.6.4 or greater) for this recipe to work. It's available at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pylibpcap/).
You also need to install the
construct library, which can be installed from PyPI via
easy_install, as shown in the following command:
$ easy_install construct
We can supply command-line arguments, for example, the network ...