AIM Sniff is a utility for monitoring and archiving AOL Instant Messenger messages across a network.
You can either do a live dump (actively sniff the network) or read a PCAP file and parse the file for IM messages. You also have the option of dumping the information to a MySQL database, a flat file, STDOUT, or any combination of the three.
AIM Sniff allows administrators to see how often users are chatting to monitor for abuse and you can also use AIM Sniff to monitor for cases of harassment or pirated software trading. It has been tested on FreeBSD, Linux, and OS X.
AIM Sniff is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
What's New in This Release:
· Several bugfixes from the alpha release are included, as well as a few feature enhancements.
· Daemon mode is now working, and there is a feature to not use a handles file (useful when using the software behind a NAT).
· In addition, the install will prompt for MySQL admin credentials for creating the database.
· Issues with the MSN message types crashing the DB and connections to the DB timing out after a period of time have been fixed.
· Also fixed is "noise" from database SQL statements.