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  1. Will OWNS be ported to other OS ?
  2. I have many zip files captured by OWNS that are damaged
  3. You talk about satellite cards. I own one but I cannot capture anything with it.

1) Will OWNS be ported to other Os ?

OWNS has been programmed using Delphi 5-7 and Kylix since the 0.3 version. 
So it works on Windows (it has been tested on Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP) and on Linux.
It cannot be ported easily to other operating systems. 

 

2) I have many zip files captured by OWNS that are damaged

These files are probably not damaged but are incomplete. GetRight, Flashget, Download Accelerator use several http connections to download files. Files downloaded with these tools cannot be easily reconstituted.

Perhaps in a future version Ö

 

3) You talk about satellite cards. I own one but I cannot capture anything with it.

Satellite cards do not allow the promiscuous mode available on (almost) all ethernet cards. So you can only see the packets that are destinated to you.

However, Owns has been reported to work with these satellite cards :

  • Cyberstream
    The driver must be modified to allow it to capture all the frames. Thatís what I have done with my satellite card (an Harmonic Cyberstream) using a debugger. OWNS works quite well with it (with sehsniffer and now a modified version of winpcap since 0.4b version).
    Since version 0.2 a modified driver for Cyberstream card is included with Owns. This driver works only on windows 98 (and probably windows 95 and windows Me)
    This driver is also quite buggy (thanks Harmonic) and that is probably why it does not work with Winpcap (it lacks an important function required by WinpCap). However, a modified version of winpcap vxd is now available since version 0.4b
  • Pinnacle
    Chrusty has made a documentation about how to configure it to work with Owns (available only in french)