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Qsniffer v0.1

Qsniffer is a simple Ethernet Sniffer that i have programmed on C, works
under *NIX , it uses {L}pcap and has filter expression to filter the captured
packets and view them as HEX & ASCII…

Example of using :

root::qnix[0]@~/Codeing/Qsniffer/src $ ./qsniffer -i eth1 -f “tcp port 21″ -n 10 -o qsniffer.output
Src Port: 21
000163020465450207365 7276657220726561 0 FTP server rea
0003264790d0a dy..
Payload (11 Bytes):
000005553455220737361 6b0d0a USER ssak..
000003333312050617373 776f726420726571 331 Password req
000320a .

000005041535320746f70 6f7939350d0a PASS t5p2y13..

There are many filter expression you can use ex. “tcp”, “tcp port ” , “udp”, “ip” , “icmp” …etc

SourceCode :

This URL will take you to an encoded file using uuencode for a file called Qsniffer-0.1.tar.gz that has the
sourcecode, to decode it use a tool called uudecode.
After decoding it you’ll get a file called Qsniffer-0.1.tar.gz
type :

$ tar xzf Qsniffer-0.1.tar.gz
$ cd Qsniffer*
$ make all
$ src/qsniffer

Thats it, use it in your own risk and Enjooooooooooy ;)

  • Qsniffer-0.1.tar.gz
  1. Qsniffer/
  2. Qsniffer/src/
  3. Qsniffer/src/main.c
  4. Qsniffer/headers/
  5. Qsniffer/headers/tcp.h
  6. Qsniffer/headers/ethernet.h
  7. Qsniffer/headers/ip.h
  8. Qsniffer/Makefile
  9. Qsniffer/README
  • 9e93d1b2cf2a4dd2746e0c555d68cd4a Qsniffer-0.1.tar.gz

- Qnix


Linux Mint is a Linux distribution for desktop computers. It is based on and compatible with Ubuntu, and shares the same repositories. While at the core Linux Mint is mostly based on Ubuntu, the desktop and UI are different as they aim to improve the user’s desktop experience. This is primarily through the use of a more refined desktop theme, the SLAB main menu, and the MintSoftware, a collection of system tools designed to make system management and administration easier for end users. (Form : Wikipedia.org)

Advocating Linux

Today I was surfing the net doing nothing in the office, I was using my newly installed Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon and Cisco VPN client was sorted out (after 3 days BAH! Port 500 was used and I found out that ‘racoon’ was installed I just remove and work flawless), so what else? doing a office report (HUH clerical work!) I hate reports ekkkk I’m kind a work now and relax, not work now and bang your head again to re-thinking on what you have done!

Well I think that is too much for the introduction (HeH)….

I was surfing the net and I end up to Linus Torvald’s website http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/torvalds/ I’m not sure if this is his website or just another work around but contents are interesting especially Advocating Linux. Here is a very nice reading hope you spear your time in this (ENJOY!);

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Meetup Aug 2007

It was nice to meet QGLUGers again and now it’s getting more and better. Here are some pictures last 24th November 2007 at Coffee Beanery Ramada Signal

Go get some UBUNTU CD’s

Hi everyone, Ubuntu sent me some CD’s.

I got 15x CD for PC and 5x CD for 64bit AMD and Intel, I will give it for free (well Ubuntu is always free, I mean free delivery in Doha) for those who is interested with Open Source.

If anyone is interested you can drop me a message click here to contact or buzz me at 508-6973, I can drop to your postbox or we can meet somewhere in Doha.

For people don’t know Ubuntu yet well this is the right place for Qatar resident to know.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.

We issue a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you’ll always have the the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer.

Ubuntu is designed with security in mind. You get free security updates for at least 18 months on the desktop and server. With the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get three years support on the desktop, and five years on the server. There is no extra fee for the LTS version, we make our very best work available to everyone on the same free terms. Upgrades to new versions of Ubuntu are and always will be free of charge.

[read more from their site]

Open Source technology catching on in Qatar

Source: Gulf Times (view link)
Published: Friday, 20 April, 2007, 12:55 PM Doha TimeStaff Reporter

OPEN Source, described as the free software movement that revolutionised Information Technology worldwide, has come to Qatar with the formation of the Arabian Peninsula’s first-ever Open Source group in Doha, the Qatar Perlmongers, it was announced yesterday.
Open Source is the term given to software developed by highly qualified enthusiasts under the terms of the Open Source agreement.
The software is developed and shared freely with the operating system Linux as the most famous example of this revolutionary approach to technology.
Locally-based open source expert Nigel Gourlay stated that the belief that all good technology comes from big corporations is just not the case. He pointed out that 58% of all websites now use the Apache webserver – an open source solution.
“In fact it is almost impossible to surf the web and not come across an open source solution,” said Gourlay while observing that there’s a high level of interest in the group with over 14 active members after just a few weeks of existence. QatarLiving.com, one of the most popular local resources on life in Qatar, is powered solely by Open Source technology.
With over 20 Open Source projects under his belt, Gourlay is well-placed to help Qatar take advantage of this revolution. “I was active in the London Perlmongers group so when I moved here last year I was keen to see how I could recreate that group here,” he said.
In his experience, it’s easy to explain the benefits of free software to IT staff – its technology borne from a passion for technology and it works. It’s harder to convince IT managers because it is, to some extent, still seen as unproven.
“However, with the right technical people involved free software is cheaper, more resilient, flexible and efficient,” the expert maintained.
Qatar Perlmongers has two aims – to provide free software users in the Arabian Peninsula area with a forum for education, problem solving, job seeking and advice and project collaboration, and secondly to promote the use of Open Source technology as an alternative to the commercially available products.
It also seeks to develop new software projects of benefit to Qatar and the region and is actively seeking sponsorship at present.
“One project that Gourlay is currently working on is about helping make great literature available freely and easily to the masses via the Internet.
“It’s taking existing resources, like the Gutenberg project, and turning the books into something that you or I might enjoy reading on screen,” he said.
Another example is the geolocation system Gourlay has been developing and updating since 2002. This helps websites identify where browsers come from so they can apply relevant language or tax restrictions.
“Free software really does deliver real-life benefits to users, its just that you may not even be aware you’re using it,” Gourlay added.
Qatar Perlmongers is open to all those interested in technology, Open Source and free software no matter what age or experience.
Further information can be found at

Perl Mongers and Skype Free Software Chat

I’ve started a Perl group, which is turning out to be just a collection of Linux users. Here’s the mailing list . Also, there’s a chat on Skype that might be worth joining – send your Skype ID to me or Kutch, and we’ll invite you. Also, here’s an invitation to the first QSTP tech-talk, next week (send them an email to confirm your place).

ENVT (linux shellcode injector)

This is a simple code that i have wrote to make life easier , it will inject a
linux shellcode into the environment and find it location on memory,
the code contains 8 shellcodes for various platforms like x86, sparc, mips
and ppc , you can get the sourcecode from here .

screenshot :


have fun while exploting using environment .. ;) any ideas will be helpful .

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Sheikh Pdhrikh Bin Linus Al Torvalds
© Kutch 2003

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