Here where we make CloudShark, we have a pile of dev op and admin tools we use every day to make our lives easier: Jenkins, Capybara, and Nagios are some absolutely wonderful additions to our environment this year. One of the most powerful tools we use here is a combination of VMware Workstation and the powerful Vagrant API interface. With Vagrant, we can test every permutation of CloudShark via a barrage of automated testing.
CloudShark’s three key features - organizing, analyzing, and collaborating - all have their own ways of making packet capture analysis easier. In particular, organizing captures in a repository that can be tagged, sorted, and tracked can be made even more potent when you use it to centralize captures automatically from a variety of sources. Here’s three things you can do to build a packet capture network that pulls in captures from multiple locations:
We’ve already been geeking out over the multitude of things you can do with the new packet capture and CloudShark upload support in the popular open source OS for embedded devices, OpenWrt.
In addition to the ability to troubleshoot packet-level detail on home gateways, or monitoring wireless traffic, OpenWrt’s packet capture feature can turn any embedded device to a packet capture node that can instantly upload its data to CloudShark.
We’re excited to have another great android app that can perform packet capture and upload to CloudShark.
Lostnet Soft’s App and Geo Firewall for Android devices lets you take full control of your mobile network connection, limiting what apps are allowed to use and observing the biggest offenders of data usage and sharing.
The firewall lets you set rules on both a per app and per location basis, so you can block access to addresses in particular countries if you suspect that there may be security violations, malware, or sharing of data that you did not approve.
We thought we’d revisit this key piece of the capture analysis puzzle that we
added to CloudShark soon after its creation. Since then, CloudShark users like
have used the plug-in and its tshark counterpart to integrate CloudShark
into their network environment.
The developers over at Kismet Wireless just released an packet capture app for Android devices that lets you use an external USB wireless adapter to capture layer 2 wireless LAN traffic and store in pcap format. How cool is that? The best part is, they’ve also built a handy CloudShark Uploader for Android as well!
When you have performed a capture using Android PCAP, you can then use the Android Cloudshark Uploader to directly upload your captures from your Android device to CloudShark.