The "Carnivore Personal Edition Zero Client" (serial number RSG-CPE0C-1)
was the first Carnivore Client. It was
written in Perl by RSG
and ran on the dumb terminal output of the first Carnivore Linux
serverlike a welcome
screen. It was first ported to Visual Basic in 2001 so it could
run as a screensaver on Windows machines. To make it web-accessible,
Todd Holoubek ported it to Flash in December 2002. You can view
it on the web (demo mode only), or download the files to run on
your own LAN using CarnivorePE.
Keep in mind that this is an emulation of the original work. The
colors are derived from default ANSI colors. The font is a default
terminal font. The column height and row width are also based on
the terminal window. The audio is taken from the game Half-Life.
The surveillance packets are simply printed to the screen left-to-right,
top-to-bottom, in a pseudo random fashion. The piece is not interactive.
Just let it run.