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OpenFPC – An update: v0.2.97 available (woohoo!)

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It’s been a couple of months since I first posted about the OpenFPC project, so I thought it’s time that I provided a little update.

Firstly, I need to throw some karma over to Edward Fjellskål (, so… Edward++.

Edward and I have merged the OpenFPC and FPCGUI projects, it makes way more sense to combine our efforts as our goals are similar while our approaches have been from different angles. We both see a need to unify all of the home-brew full-packet-capture/network forensics tools we see out there in the wild.

OpenFPC now has a new home,  So, if you’re looking for a distributed wrapper for your daemonlogger instances, or if you’re still trying to get tcpdump to log in a ringbuffer and share access over multiple analysts, devices, and tools, head on over to to read all about it. Here are a couple of quick links for those who want to jump right in:

I’m looking for people to help test and provide feedback now so I can fix problems and tweak things ahead of a full release.

Good luck, and please let me know your feedback.



Written by leonward

August 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Posted in OpenFPC, Security

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  1. Is it possible to set it up to monitor multiple interfaces on a server? if not, feature request! 🙂


    August 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

    • Should be. Create two instances of on different ports. Then run two daemonlogger instances The advanced setup should allow you to specify pid file locations so they don’t clash, but the initial script will only work with one right now.

      I’ll make sure it’s implemented for the next release.


      August 3, 2010 at 6:55 am

  2. Gents, nice project!
    is it possible to follow a complete stream/session? As sometimes ids (don’t know about snort) do not always show the packet of interest.

    keep it up.


    August 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    • Sure, and to pull out other data related to the incident.


      August 17, 2010 at 7:25 am

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