of course it works (I mean the concept, haven't tested that "software")
I assumed it was an well-known fact...apparently, I was wrong.
here's how to do it without any "special" tools, if you have some *nix machine lying around:
-bash-3.00# tcpdump -A -s 1500 -i fxp0 host x.x.x.x and port 3724 | grep charname
tcpdump: listening on fxp0
E..Y..@.........P..3........n.}.P.........^b;.........charname.proving it works.
(where fxp0 would be the interface and X.X.X.X the ip of the server used there, like 80.239.x.x)
it's good to use while trying to understand a certain char, I just use 1>>1 and 2>>2 , then tail -f 1.
probably gonna be useless to most of you though, tcpdump is just a tool, not a real frontend.
for those that wanna use this on windows machines...just use ethereal and set the port to 3724, packet size 1500. you can always use filters as well, to remove "trash".
and yeah, if you're not a regular *nix user, you probably didn't understand a damn thing I said