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SocketSniff 1.08

Publisher:NirSoft Freeware
Install:No Install Support
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Publisher's Description:

SocketSniff - SocketSniff allows you to watch the Windows Sockets (WinSock) activity of the selected process.

For each created socket, the following information is displayed: socket handle, socket type, local and remote addresses, local and remote ports, total number of send/receive bytes, and more. You can also watch the content of each send or receive call, in Ascii mode or as Hex Dump.

List of Changes:

Version 1.00 from 2008-06-29


Windows Sockets (WinSock) Sniffer

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Latest User Reviews:

Adpatten 2011-07-18 14:05:29 #
Version: 1.07

I needed a tool to view socket activity on localhost, and SocketSniff told me what I needed to know within 10 seconds of running it. Thumbs up from me.

W Schwarz 2011-07-15 02:07:39 #
Version: 1.07

This tiny program is quite useful, especially for looking at localhost network traffic (which can not easily be done with Wireshark on Windows).

Klauspeter Maas 2011-05-25 09:34:17 #
Version: 1.07

great, I have used it for debugging internal Nettraffic (
Best Regards

Akmypost 2011-05-17 04:25:32 #
Version: 1.07

I tried to use the tool to troubleshoot the issue with SOAP server working through loopback ( It can provide high level information for data transfered between two applications but it is not enough if it is necessary to dig deeper. E.g. to understood why the corresponding socket is closed and which attributes were set for the connection.

Alex Zador 2011-04-11 02:15:14 #
Version: 1.07

I've used SocketSniff to investigate authrization problem in my application.

Very useful is sniffing Localhost (that is not supproted in ms network monitor). But grouping messages in conversations (request, response ...) appears not to be very helpful, because I need to restore authentication dialog.

That is also will be helpful spliting messages into Header-Body for HTTP.

Despite some inconveniences SocketSniff is rather good tool.

K5k4 Mail 2011-04-10 12:19:42 #
Version: 1.07

Great tool. Really useful and easy in use.

Dave Kimble 2011-02-23 23:53:43 #
Version: 1.07

Win XP Home SP3

I have downloaded SocketSniff from both
and .
I unzipped the file to C:/Program Files/SocketSniff/
there were 3 files : readme.txt , SocketSniff.chm , and SocketSniff.exe
On running the exe, I selected the mysqld.exe process
and got an error "Failed to start the socket sniffer - error code 65535".
A new file appeared in the /SocketSniff/ folder called SocketSniffHelper.dll
and AVG2011 intercepted it as a virus "Trojan horse Dropper Generic2 BSSW"
and moved it to the vault.

I would really like to use this tool, but I don't know what you could say to reassure me.

Dave Kimble

Jraeburn 2009-09-21 13:56:01 #
Version: 1.06

I needed this to debug a Winsock application - I found it simple to use, effective and best of all - free!

Matthias74 2009-09-08 18:59:30 #
Version: 1.06

I used it over remote desktop on a pc with a very smal screen (320x240). The text was so small that I couldent reed it, althoug the screen where I run the remote desktop has 19" diag.

CandleFlight 2009-03-04 17:07:53 #
Version: 1.02


As I have no experience with TCP/IP programming in straight C, the SocketSniff program was found in an internet search. Unfortunately, it seems license requirements would prevent incorporating this code into our software system, so I have since gone to the MSDN site and downloaded their "complete server code" and "complete client code" files for TCP/IP communications, and have to develop starting with that as a foundation. Therefore, I can't rate SocketSniff even though the rating list provides no "unrated" option.

Jcerveracosta 2009-02-15 04:40:59 #
Version: 1.02

socketsniff review

This programs allows to monotorize sockets comunicationion. It was a usefull help for resolve a bug in a program I was developing.

Victorrentea 2009-02-03 14:40:00 #
Version: 1.02

good for devel WS-based apps locally

I use it to monitor local traffic on loopback interface for ws communication

Rajeshpatil3 2008-10-16 17:25:41 #
Version: 1.00

Very good tool.

Very easy to use and effective. Works very well.

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