logging chats

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Fri Sep 17 16:12:56 EDT 2010


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 15:46, David Jackson <davidj411 at gmail.com> wrote:
> my company has disabled the ability to save chat logs.
> i would like to use command line wireshark (tshare.exe) to sniff the traffic
> and log it to a file.
> unfortunately, the data seems to come in non asci format (seems like hex)
>
> "C:\Program Files\Wireshark\tshark"  -i 5 -R tcp.port==1533 -S -V -Eheader=n
> -Tfields -e data
>
> output looks like
> 00000053000400000000000101f500000045000000450002000a373539373931363632390000000001000a373539373931363632390060000...
>
> how can i convert it to something i can read?

Why do you think that what is transferred over the wire would be in a
loggable format? It will vary by protocol and may be encrypted.

This is not a good idea.

If you must try to circumvent your employer's policies, your best bet
is going to be with a plugin of some sort.

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-D



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