Tool and Usage
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:
- + The source code of this software is available
- - No releases on GitHub available
Supported operating systems
Pyknock is known to work on Linux.
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a port knocking tool.