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I recently started to experiment with ettercap and its filters to see what can be done with them. I read through some tutorials avaliable online and was able to successfull create my own filter.

Now my problem is that inside the filter I have the replace function that should replace the first sting with the second one. However this is not the case.
My filter is very simple and is as follows:

if (ip.proto == TCP) {
if (search(DATA.data, "Hello")) {
replace("Hello", " Bye ");
msg("Data changed!");


I compile this filter as filter .eg and run ettercap, replacing the * with the relevant IP address.

ettercap -T -F filter.eg -w testdump -M arp /***.***.***.***/ // output:

I activate the filter and expect the Netcat message sent to that machine "Hello" to be changed to " Bye " and "Data Changed" to be outputted to the local terminal.

However although "Data changed!" is outputted to the local terminal the Netact message remains unchanged and appears on the target machine as "Hello".
Can anybody correct me as to where I have gone wrong with this basic filter.

Edited by Phantom
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