Tool and Usage
Why this tool?
Scapy can handle tasks like network scanning, tracerouting, probing, unit tests, attacks or network discovery. Due to its manipulation possibilities, Scapy can send invalid frames. It allows you also to inject custom 802.11 frames, or combine other attacking techniques.
According to the description of the author, Scapy can replace hping, most of of nmap, arpspoof, arp-sk, arping, tcpdump, tethereal, and p0f.
Usage and audience
Scapy is commonly used for network analysis or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- Command line interface
- Has bindings for multiple programming languages
Example usage and output
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 2000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
- - Many provided pull requests are still open
Supported operating systems
Scapy is known to work on Linux.
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a network packet generation tool.