netics is an extensible network statistics collector. It feeds the data stream (after it strips off the appropriate protocol headers) to modules gathering statistical data, it then displays the results at speficied intervals, either in a “progress bar” mode or as raw statistics. Currently it supports 2 statistics, both involving entropy; LZW compressability and Ueli Maurer’s universal statistical test. Maurer’s test is a very good and comprehensive measure of entropy, but requires a large amount of data, the LZW statistic requires much less data.
netics is released under a BSD license.
- netics 2.6 (2004-02-07)
- Deprecated netics 2.5 (2003-05-01)
Thanks go to Niels Provos, Ed Vielmetti, Jose Nazario, Igor Markov and MESH for useful discussions and suggestions.
Copyright (c) 2007 Marius Aamodt Eriksen <firstname.lastname@example.org>