arping alternatives

Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: addrwatch

Addrwatch is a tool similar to arpwatch to monitor IPv4/IPv6 and ethernet address pairing.

Similar to arpwatch, this tool addrwatch will monitor the pairing between ethernet and IP addresses.

Main features:

  • IPv4 and IPv6 address monitoring
  • Monitoring multiple network interfaces with one daemon
  • Monitoring of VLAN tagged (802.1Q) packets
  • Output to stdout, plain text files, syslog, sqlite3, MySQL
  • IP address usage history preserving output and logging

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Alternative: ArpON

ArpON is a host-based tool to improve the security of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).

ArpOn protects a system by running as a daemon and guard against a Man in the Middle (MitM) attack due to ARP spoofing, cache poisoning, or an ARP poison routing attack.

The tool works by using three types of inspection to detect a related attack.

  • SARPI (Static ARP Inspection), statically configured networks (without DHCP)
  • DARPI (Dynamic ARP Inspection), dynamically configured networks (with DHCP)
  • HARPI (Hybrid ARP Inspection), statically and dynamically configured networks (with DHCP)

Project details

ArpON is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

ArpON project page

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Alternative: arp-scan

arp-scan is a security tool that sends ARP packets to hosts on the local network. Any responses to the requests are displayed.

The arp-scan utility can be used to detect hosts on the network. As it uses ARP, it only applies to IPv4, as IPv6 uses the neighbour discovery protocol (NDP).

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Alternative: KickThemOut

KickThemOut is a tool that can remove systems and devices from the network by performing an ARP spoofing attack.

Project details

KickThemOut is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • offensive security

KickThemOut project page

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Alternative: larp

Larp is a tool to perform ARP poisoning on the network. It is written in Python and can be used for security assessments.

Project details

larp is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

larp project page

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Alternative: SCUTUM

SCUTUM is a security tool for Linux systems to filter network traffic. With this firewall functionality, it can allow only whitelisted network gateways.

Project details

SCUTUM is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • firewall management
  • network traffic filtering

SCUTUM project page

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Alternative: Oscanner

Oscanner is an Oracle assessment framework to perform enumeration on Oracle installations. It is written in Java and provides a graphical overview of findings.

The tool has a plugin-based architecture for enumeration purposes of Oracle installations.

  • Sid enumeration
  • Passwords tests (common & dictionary)
  • Enumerate Oracle version
  • Enumerate account roles
  • Enumerate account privileges
  • Enumerate account hashes
  • Enumerate audit information
  • Enumerate password policies
  • Enumerate database links

Project details

Oscanner is written in Java.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Oscanner project page

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Alternative: Parsero

Parsero is a Python script to analyze robots.txt on web servers. It specifically looks for the Disallow entries and checks which entries might be accessible.

Entries that should not be crawled by a web spider, are typically placed in a Disallow entry in the robots.txt file. This file is read by a crawl tool and any of the Disallow entries are skipped for indexing. These entries are interesting, as sometimes they reveal a lot of information about the web server. This tool helps to quickly check which entries are accessible.

Project details

Parsero is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Parsero project page

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Alternative: hping

hping is a tool to assemble and analyze TCP/IP packets. The interface is looks like the common ping command, yet allows more than just ICMP echo requests.

Used for: Firewall testing, port scanning, network testing, traceroute, OS fingerprinting, OS fingerprinting, uptime guessing, TCP/IP auditing

Supported protocols: TCP, UDP, ICMP and RAW IP

Abilities: traceroute mode, send files between a covered channel

According to the website, hping is no longer actively developed. Some changes may be integrated into the source tree at GitHub.

Project details

hping is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No releases on GitHub available
  • - No updates for a while

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • penetration test

hping project page

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Alternative: ntopng

ntopng is the successor of the original ntop utility. It shows network usage by capturing traffic and provide insights on the usage.

The ntopng replaced the older ntop utility. It now focuses on high-speed traffic analysis and flow collection. Typically this is useful for analysis of network traffic and troubleshooting of overused network links.

Project details

ntopng is written in C++.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • troubleshooting

ntopng project page

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Alternative: Scapy

Scapy is an interactive packet manipulation program. It is able to forge or decode packets of a wide number of protocols and send and capture them.

Scapy can handle tasks like network scanning, tracerouting, probing, unit tests, attacks or network discovery. Due to its manipulation possibilities, Scapy can send invalid frames. It allows you also to inject custom 802.11 frames, or combine other attacking techniques.

According to the description of the author, Scapy can replace hping, most of of nmap, arpspoof, arp-sk, arping, tcpdump, tethereal, and p0f.

Project details

Scapy is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Many provided pull requests are still open

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • security assessment

Scapy project page

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Alternative: THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit (thc-ipv6)

THC IPv6 attack toolkit a set of utilities. It can be used for penetrating testing and security assessments of correct network implementations.

Tools:
- parasite6: ICMPv6 neighbor solitication/advertisement spoofer, puts you as man-in-the-middle, same as ARP MitM (and parasite)
- alive6: an effective alive scanng, which will detect all systems listening to this address
- dnsdict6: parallel DNS IPv6 dictionary brute-forcer
- fake_router6: announce yourself as a router on the network, with the highest priority
- redir6: redirect traffic to you intelligently (man-in-the-middle) with a clever ICMPv6 redirect spoofer
- toobig6: mtu decreaser with the same intelligence as redir6
- detect-new-ip6: detect new IPv6 devices which join the network, you can run a script to automatically scan these systems etc.
- dos-new-ip6: detect new IPv6 devices and tell them that their chosen IP collides on the network (DOS).
- trace6: very fast traceroute6 with supports ICMP6 echo request and TCP-SYN
- flood_router6: flood a target with random router advertisements
- flood_advertise6: flood a target with random neighbor advertisements
- fuzz_ip6: fuzzer for IPv6
- implementation6: performs various implementation checks on IPv6
- implementation6d: listen daemon for implementation6 to check behind a firewall
- fake_mld6: announce yourself in a multicast group of your choice on the net
- fake_mld26: same but for MLDv2
- fake_mldrouter6: fake MLD router messages
- fake_mipv6: steal a mobile IP to yours if IPSEC is not needed for authentication
- fake_advertiser6: announce yourself on the network
- smurf6: local smurfer
- rsmurf6: remote smurfer, known to work only against Linux targets at the moment
- exploit6: known IPv6 vulnerabilities to test against a target
- denial6: a collection of denial-of-service tests against a target
- thcping6: sends a handcrafted ping6 packet
- sendpees6: a tool by willdamn@gmail.com, which generates a neighbor solicitation requests with a lot of CGAs (crypto) to keep the CPU busy.

Project details

THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit is written in C.

Strengths

  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • penetration test
  • security assessment

THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit project page

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Alternative: Yersinia

Yersinia is a framework to perform layer 2 attacks. It can be used for pentests and security assessments to test network safeguards.

The Yersinia tool takes advantage of known weaknesses in several network protocols. It helps with trying to abuse the weaknesses to ensure that network protections are implemented where possible.

Related protocols:

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • 802.1q
  • 802.1x
  • Inter-Switch Link Protocol (ISL)
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)