oSpy Sniffer Tool

by Administrator 30. November 2008 06:54

I stumbled upon a nice Open Source tool for windows that allows monitoring the network application of a specific process (instead of progress agnostic sniffing like most Sniffers do it). oSpy injects a logging DLL into selected processes and intercepts network API calls (it probably does by IAT hooking. the short description does not really tell you but you may inspect the source if you are interested.

If you search for an unobtrusive way to inspect the network traffic of a single application this tool might be for you. It surely does not offer as much in terms of functionality as a full blown sniffer like Wireshark- however on the other hand if you want to narrow down things to the traffic of a specific application and you don't want to dwelve too deep into filtering packets based on specific criteria this will save you a lot of work. If you want to debug web applications you probably want to stick to a debugging proxy like Fiddler since you are not interested in anything below the application layer and get lots of http specific goodies. You should be aware that oSpy probably cannot guarantee you to show everything since the mechanism used relies on filters deciding on which API functions to log and how to log them. Especially when dealing with malware you might leak information here and should switch back to a conventional sniffer.



Specs FTW

by Administrator 14. November 2008 13:27

Specs have to be precise and brief. Take the picture as a sample for your next project in IT.



Wow Matrix Updater

by Administrator 8. November 2008 09:59

I wrote a little article about the updater. You'll find it in the page list at the bottom right.

Especially the end of it is really funny - enjoy :P



Exuberant CTags Support for PSPad

by Administrator 7. November 2008 17:51

If you are using PSPad as a code editor and want an intellisense like experience you might find this tool useful. It uses Exuberant CTags to pupulatean intellisense dropdown

I developed it for my job - I'm working with ASP and found Visual Studio (which most of my colleagues use) to sluggish and did not really get into macro scripting deep enough to customize it to my daily needs. PSPad itself is a great and free editor. It offers code completion in a language agnostic way. In conjunction with this tool I get a really good experience. I did not test it with other languages so your feedback is really appreciated. 

The way it works is quite straight forward. When you invoke intellisense via Control + Space, ctags will be invoked to index the currently open file. Then the objects in the ctags index will be used to populate the intellisense dialog which is a tiny.NET executable.

To get the plugin workng, extract it to the pspad/script/vbscript folder. I added ctags itself to the zip. Perhaps you'll find a more current version on sourceforge by now. There is a standard Keymapping for Control + Space in PSPad which you have to disable first in the options.



CTags supports these languages:

   1.  Assembler
   2. ASP
   3. Awk
   4. BASIC
   5. BETA
   6. C
   7. C++
   8. C#
   9. COBOL
  10. Eiffel
  11. Erlang
  12. Fortran
  13. HTML
  14. Java
  15. JavaScript
  16. Lisp
  17. Lua
  18. Make
  19. Pascal
  20. Perl
  21. PHP
  22. PL/SQL
  23. Python
  24. REXX
  25. Ruby
  26. Scheme
  27. Shell scripts (Bourne/Korn/Z)
  28. S-Lang
  29. SML (Standard ML)
  30. Tcl
  31. Vera
  32. Verilog
  33. Vim
  34. YACC

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First sqlDev version is available for download

by Administrator 1. November 2008 13:52


this is really an exciting moment for me. After weeks of work on this project I put v0.8 online. Though I don't expect much activity in terms of feedback or downloads now I'm quite confident that this project is going a good way.

I'm not sure wether I will actively promote the site at all before making sqlDev available for purchase. Google has already cought up with the content to bring some random surfers in. Let's see what happens :)

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