pyknock

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Tool and Usage

Project details

License
MIT
Programming language
Python
Author
Vladislav Yarmak
Latest release
0.4.3
Latest release date

Project health

68
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Why this tool?

Port knocking tools typically hide services from the outside world by requesting a 'secret'. This secret is like a special way of knocking on a door, to let others know you can be trusted. It does not replace a password or other method of authentication, yet adds another layer to it.

Usage and audience

pyknock is commonly used for network traffic filtering or system hardening. Target users for this tool are system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

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

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Pyknock is under development by Vladislav Yarmak.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Pyknock is known to work on Linux.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a port knocking tool.