Instructions/Info

Cloud Packet Sniffer

WatchConnect is an Internet Packet Sniffer. See WatchConnect Full Documentation for more information.

How to run it

When you first run WatchConnect it asks you to create a Connector.

You can view the log data of an existing Connector by entering the exact same three inputs you used to create the Connector, so you can leave this screen and come back to it.

You can have only one Client IP at a time (obviously). If you go to create a new Connector with the same Client IP but different Server info, your only choice is to delete the old Connector and Log. This is for security reasons.

Connectors exist and continue to log all data anytime a client connects to them, so for security you should delete a Connector when you are finished using it.

Connectors have three fields:

Client IP
The Connector will listen for a client to "come calling" from this IP address
Server IP
Once the Connector gets a "call" from a client, it will in turn call (connect to) a server at this IP address. See the next paragraph about "point" for where to find this in the client.
Server Port
The port the Connector should use when connecting to the server

To "point" your client at the Connector, find the setting in the client that says what server name or IP address to connect to. This is the IP address and port you should enter into the Connector Server settings above. Temporarily change your client to connect to watchconnect.checktls.com on port 1025 instead.

What it does

Once you have created a Connector and pointed a client to it, WatchConnnect will be in the middle sniffing all the traffic between the client and the server and logging it on our system.

After you create a new Connector or open an existing one, you have the following options:

Show Log
Displays the data that the Connector has captured since it was created or last erased.
Show as Binary
Display in binary dump format the data that the Connector has captured since it was created or last erased.
Download Log
Sends the data that the Connector has captured since it was created or last erased to your browser as a file you can save.
Erase Log
Erase all the captured data. This does not delete the Connector, it just clears it so it's ready for new data.
Delete Connector
This removes the Connector from our system, removing the logged data and preventing a client from connecting to it anymore.
New Connector
Lets you leave this Connector running and start a new one.

What it shows

WatchConnect can capture either binary or text data. Text data is displayed as it would appear on a screen that was magically inserted in the middle of the data stream. Binary data is displayed in a binary-dump format. See WatchConnect Full Documentation for examples of the output formats.

Input Fields

You need to have a Subscription on this site before you can use this tool.

See the instructions above. This tool is powerful and could be abused.