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Project details

Eric Rescorla
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Project health

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How it works

While the tool is listening, it attempts to interpret any SSLv3/TLS traffic it sees. Any related information will be displayed (text to stdout). When the tool has been given any key details, it will decrypt the traffic and show application data inside the streams.

Background information

The ssldump project is hosted on SourceForge. While that is not bad, it gives away the age of the project.

Usage and audience

ssldump is commonly used for network analysis. Target users for this tool are security professionals.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - No updates for a while

Author and Maintainers

Ssldump is under development by Eric Rescorla.


Supported operating systems

Ssldump is known to work on FreeBSD and Linux.

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This tool is categorized as a SSL analyzer tool and network protocol testing tool.