The Internet has come a long way from where it started decades ago. Today, the
variety of tasks that can be accomplished over a network are awe-inspiring. But
with this rise of potential comes a necessary rise in the complexity of network
communications. It has become harder and harder for network administrators or
even individual Internet users to keep track of what is coming in and going out of
their computers. Even as it becomes harder to monitor this network traffic, it is
becoming increasingly indispensible to have a tool that can track and analyze this
traffic to discover any spyware, viruses, or adware that may have infected the
computer. The tool being developed accomplishes this task by enabling both
individual users as well as network administrators to monitor and analyze network
This tool will be distributed to a wide range of platforms for different purposes.
Typically, a piece of software with deployment on multiple platforms requires the
developers to create an individual graphical user interface in each language. This
is unacceptable, however, for such a dynamic and evolving tool as this one.
Instead, an interpreter is created for each platform to generate a GUI from the
same simple XML file. A change in user interface can then immediately be
delivered across all platforms that the tool is running on simply by editing the
single XML file.