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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' and is an app. 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, Scapy, packeth and Ixchariot.

Ostinato alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ostinato.
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Ostinato is a network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in...

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  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.

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    This alternative is disputed. Wireshark is still a legitimate alternative to Ostinato, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    wireshark captures packets while ostinato allows creation/editing of packets

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    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.

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    PCAPdroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    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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  3. Scapy

    • 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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  4. packeth

    • 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.

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    Ixchariot

    • 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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    qcheck

    • 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!

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    Discontinued

    Not Available.

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    AirSnare

    • 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.

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    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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    Appknox

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Appknox is a mobile app security testing solution to detect and fix vulnerabilities in mobile apps using a combination of automated and manual tests.

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    HttpCanary

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    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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    Termshark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    If you're debugging on a remote machine with a large pcap and no desire to scp it back to your desktop, termshark can help!

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