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hping3 Package Description

hping is a command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer. The interface is inspired to the ping(8) unix command, but hping isn’t only able to send ICMP echo requests. It supports TCP, UDP, ICMP and RAW-IP protocols, has a traceroute mode, the ability to send files between a covered channel, and many other features.

While hping was mainly used as a security tool in the past, it can be used in many ways by people that don’t care about security to test networks and hosts. A subset of the stuff you can do using hping:

  Firewall testing
  Advanced port scanning
  Network testing, using different protocols, TOS, fragmentation
  Manual path MTU discovery
  Advanced traceroute, under all the supported protocols
  Remote OS fingerprinting
  Remote uptime guessing
  TCP/IP stacks auditing
  hping can also be useful to students that are learning TCP/IP.


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Author: Salvatore Sanfilippo

License: GPLv2

hping3.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/01 13:49 by admin

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