Ostinato Alternatives

    Ostinato is described as 'network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus become complementary to Wireshark. It features custom packet crafting with editing of any field for several protocols: Ethernet, 802'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ostinato for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ostinato are PCAPdroid (Free, Open Source), Scapy (Free, Open Source), packeth (Free, Open Source) and Ixchariot (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2021

    1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
      Wireshark vs Ostinato opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Wireshark is still a legitimate alternative to Ostinato, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Wireshark as much as i know hasn't started generating packet/traffic rather used for analyzing capture packets...please update with app similar to Osinato instead.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      wireshark captures packets while ostinato allows creation/editing of packets
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. PCAPdroid is an android app to capture the phone traffic and analyze it remotely (e.g. via Wireshark). The traffic can be easily downloaded from a remote device thanks to the integrated HTTP server, or streamed to a remote UDP receiver.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation program. It is able to forge or decode packets of a wide number of protocols, send them on the wire, capture them, match requests and replies, and much more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      packeth is GUI and CLI packet generator tool for ethernet. Primary it is developed and maintained for Linux, but some ports for Windows and MAC have also be done. It allows you to create and send any possible packet or sequence of packets on the ethernet link.
      • Windows
      IxChariot is the industrys leading test tool for simulating real-world applications to predict device and system performance under realistic load conditions.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Qcheck, the network troubleshooting utility from Ixia, quickly checks network response time, throughput, and streaming performance. It even runs anywhere-to-anywhere traceroute!

      Discontinued

      Not Available.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from Download.com

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    4. HttpCanary supports packets capture and injection. With this app, you can test your mobile Rest APIs very very easy. Besides, HttpCanary provides multiple view browsers, such as raw viewer, hex viewer, preview viewer and so on.
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    5. Packet capture/Network traffic sniffer app with SSL decryption. Not that feature rich yet, but it's a powerful debugging tool especially when developing an app.
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