View Full Version : Some pointers for a newbie coder

10-29-2008, 06:36 PM
Hi folks.

I'm pretty new to coding (apart from web development stuff) and I need some pointers for starting a piece of project work.

Basically, I have an ENC file, which can be read into Wireshark. It contains tons of packets, that I need to access via a custom built program.

However, I cannot for the life of me, find ANY information for ANY language on how to read and display this kind of file.

Some stuff talks about encrypting a file with the .enc extension, and decrypting it again, using an encrypted password, yet this file has no password, and I have no idea what program originally created the file.

I would appreciate any kind of direction you are able to give, i.e. a suitable language to use (please remember i dont know any major programming language) and if it is possible at all to read these kind of files.

Thanks in advance,


Lord Of Chaos
11-01-2008, 06:17 PM
wait you have a ENC file that you dont know what made it.

You'll probably need to buy a decoder, in order to make a decoder you need to know the encryption template (How the original program encoded it) In order to know that youd need to have the program with you and know which one it is. Defeating the purpose. try http://send.onenetworkdirect.net/z/23214/CD94176/

11-01-2008, 06:39 PM
If you look in the drop down in Wireshark it said what program makes .enc packet dumps.

Anyways I found this link which seems to have some good information for a starting point: http://www.networkuptime.com/archives/2001/02/understanding_t.html

Also remember Wireshark is open source, at worse dig around in the source to find where they parse the .enc file format and see how it is done.