Network Boxes

Spring, 2005

A CarnivorePE client that visualizes wireless network activity

Using CarnivorePE, a network packet sniffer developed by, the piece listens to wireless network activity, extracts the IP address and port number from each data packet transfer, and then visualizes it. Visually, every string of box objects represents a user on the network and the color of the box communicates what port number(s) are being used. For example, red represents port 80, the port used by Hypertext Transfer Protocol, basic web activity.

Made with

CarnivorePE, python, OpenGL