Network auditing tool Maintained by:firstname.lastname@example.org Port Added: 15 Nov 2005 09:01:23 Also Listed In:security License: not specified in port
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:
- Test firewall rules
- [spoofed] port scanning
- Test net performance using different protocols,
packet size, TOS (type of service) and fragmentation.
- Path MTU discovery
- Files transfering even between really fascist firewall rules.
- Traceroute like under different protocols.
- Firewalk like usage.
- Remote OS fingerprint.
- TCP/IP stack auditing.
Update maintainer address.
Trim headers where applicable and in the cases where the maintainer
is the original author remove the headers entirely.
Update mirror to point to the newer location (old one redirected).
Submitted by: Nicolas Jombart <email@example.com> (maintainer, private mail)
The vast majority of pkg-descr files had the following format when they
had both lines:
So standardize on that, and move them to the end of the file when necessary.
Also fix some more whitespace, and remove more "signature tags" of varying
forms, like -- name, etc.
A few other various formatting issues