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Tool and Usage

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.

Screenshot for hping tool review


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.

The development of this tool is halted and no new updates are expected.

Usage and audience

hping is commonly used for network analysis or penetration test. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


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

Author and Maintainers

Hping is under development by Salvatore Sanfilippo.


Support operating systems

Hping is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris.

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Project details
Latest releaseNo release found
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

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