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  1. sniffernoun

    a person who sniffs


  1. sniffernoun

    One who sniffs.

  2. sniffernoun

    The nose.

  3. sniffernoun

    A mechanism for intercepting and logging network traffic.


  1. sniffer

    A sniffer is a software or hardware tool that allows a user to monitor and analyze network traffic by intercepting and logging data that is passed over a digital network. It works by capturing packets of data that flow through a particular network path, helping identify potential issues or track suspicious activities. They are commonly used for troubleshooting technical issues, detecting network intrusion, and in cybersecurity to possibly prevent or detect hacking attempts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sniffer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sniffer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sniffer in a Sentence

  1. Zulfiqar Ahmad:

    Now we are using sniffer dogs to try to find people, only the ground floor is left ... It will take another day to clear all the rubble, after which we will be in a better position to tell the final death toll.

  2. Maldivian Home Minister Umar Naseer:

    There's a clear connection between the three. There could be further attacks planned. We're verifying the sniper's background, though a sniffer rifle hasn't yet been found, police have recovered a telescope and bullet used in such rifles. It's now established that the suspect knew that his target was the president. Investigations have confirmed that there was a planned sniper attack on the president.

  3. Mick Bailey:

    You'd need to have some way round that, like vaccinating the sniffer dogs. Currently, no SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is licensed for use in dogs although there's no reason to think that the ones approved for humans wouldn't work, but the low reported incidence of infections in dogs would make a phase 3 trial difficult.

  4. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    We have been looking at whether we can put more personnel and indeed sniffer dog teams on that side of the channel to make a difference, there is also more work being done in terms of installing fencing not just around the port at Calais but also around the Eurostar and Eurotunnel entrance.

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