Tool and Usage
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.
Usage and audience
hping is commonly used for network analysis or penetration testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
Tool review and remarks
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
Supported operating systems
Hping is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris.
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