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.
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 test. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- + 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.
|Latest release||No release found|
|Last updated||Sept. 17, 2017|
|hping GitHub project|
|hping project website|