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VB.NET http spying

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I am suspicious of the websites that the people I live with are using
my computer for. Instead of buying software or downloading something
visible to other users, I am wanting to create a vb program that
"watches" what websites are visited. Since I have a background in vb,
I see this to be easier. There are different accounts on the computer
which I can access, I am thinking I will set this program up to start
in the background and write to a file the urls that are visited. I
know that they are clearing out the temporary internet files and
clearing the history of their browsers as well.

Is there a way in .NET to listen to http ports and then have the
ability to write either the URL or IP to a file? Any help is
appreciated.

Thanks

Nov 21 '05 #1
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You don't need VB to do this. Assuming you are all on the same network and
you don't have any switches in the way, you can use something like Ethereal
to "sniff" the packets as they pass through. I am of course making many
assumptions about your setup. By the way, you do know it's incredibly rude
to behave in such a paranoid and sneaky way, don't you? If you were living
in my house I would slap you around for even thinking about doing this.
"skOOb33" <sk*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...
I am suspicious of the websites that the people I live with are using
my computer for. Instead of buying software or downloading something
visible to other users, I am wanting to create a vb program that
"watches" what websites are visited. Since I have a background in vb,
I see this to be easier. There are different accounts on the computer
which I can access, I am thinking I will set this program up to start
in the background and write to a file the urls that are visited. I
know that they are clearing out the temporary internet files and
clearing the history of their browsers as well.

Is there a way in .NET to listen to http ports and then have the
ability to write either the URL or IP to a file? Any help is
appreciated.

Thanks

Nov 21 '05 #2

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If you're concerned that users of your computer are browsing to
inappropriate site, install a program that blocks the sites you don't
want them to see. I presume that you are concerned for your children
or other family members? If the user is over 18, then I agree with
Robin in that it would be rude to tell them what they can or cannot
browse.

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Thanks for the info. Being my computer and all, I obviously will be
using this information against them later on if I find something funny.
Be lucky you aren't my roommate I guess.

Nov 21 '05 #4

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skOOb33 wrote:
I am suspicious of the websites that the people I live with are using
my computer for. Instead of buying software or downloading something
visible to other users, I am wanting to create a vb program that
"watches" what websites are visited. Since I have a background in vb,
I see this to be easier. There are different accounts on the computer
which I can access, I am thinking I will set this program up to start
in the background and write to a file the urls that are visited. I
know that they are clearing out the temporary internet files and
clearing the history of their browsers as well.

Is there a way in .NET to listen to http ports and then have the
ability to write either the URL or IP to a file? Any help is
appreciated.

Thanks


Just look in the history and browsercache?

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Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v.
Nov 21 '05 #5

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