JDK-4526141 : Need a packet sniffing API
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.net
  • Affected Version: 1.3.1
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2001-11-12
  • Updated: 2002-11-26
  • Resolved: 2002-11-26
Related Reports
Duplicate :  

Name: nt126004			Date: 11/12/2001

java version "1.3.1_01"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.1_01)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.1_01, mixed mode)

Many people use simple broadcast subnets on their networks.  A packet sniffing
API would allow Java developers to create network monitoring software that can
help administrators to monitor their network health and identify problems.
There are not really and platform independent solutions available for this and
many of the platform-specific solutions are weak at best.  I think such an API
would be very useful for many Java programmers.  I have found at least one
good attempt at such an API, it is called Jpcap and is available on
(Review ID: 135434) 

EVALUATION It doesn't make much sense to have an API specifically for packet sniffing. An access to a Raw Sockets API would provide such a functionality in a more generic way and it is the object of RFE 4727550. Therefore, I am closing this bug as a duplicate. ###@###.### 2002-11-26