This is the definitive logging tool to use if you need/want to view all the different packet types and general traffic passing across the WPN or just want to monitor the traffic for statistical purposes.
Lets gets started!
You will need a copy of the MxSniffer Program in English from here: MXSniffer English
To make this work you will need it to be placed in the same
folder as the WinMX executable and this will mean renaming the WinMX patch dll to ws2_32o.dll.
Please remember you will need to have WinMX closed for this to be successful.
Once you start the tool up (by starting WinMX) you will be able to see another window that is sitting in the Task Bar.
The window has very few controls and no logging to file facility, but thats not such a bad thing as you will see.you will be able to see the results live as they are happening.
I suggest to start off with you use a secondary connection as a primary connection will become rapidly clogged and perhaps rather frustrating as it jumps from connection to connection.
As you can see there is plenty of activity going on with information being send rapidly between users and if you join a chat room you will see how the user list is sent which looks rather different from the client side I think you'll agree.
Ok, so thats the basic setup and you will I hope, understand some of the numbers and their meanings and perhaps endeavour to see how many different ones there are as no full listing of the many types of packet and their format exist presently.
While using the sniffer you may notice that it is sometimes hard to keep the data stable on the screen especially in the case of a primary connection, patience is advised.
For Linux users:
Although its a customised winsock file there are only two further dependencies for this file the KERNEL32.DLL and the USER32.dll, althought when run as described above you will not need to bother with adding any additional libraries.