Scapy Alternatives

    Scapy is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Scapy 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 Scapy are Nmap (Free, Open Source), Zenmap (Free, Open Source), PCAPdroid (Free, Open Source) and Ostinato (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.
    2. Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing.
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    3. Zenmap is the official cross-platform GUI for the Nmap Security Scanner. It is free and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, etc. Zenmap aims to make Nmap easy for beginners to use while providing advanced features for experienced Nmap users.
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    4. 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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    5. Ostinato is a 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.
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    6. Pypacker is a fast and simple packet creation and parsing library for Python. It lets you create packets manually by defining every aspect of all header data and dissect packets by parsing captured packet bytes.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Packet Editor a free packet editing tool to debug winsock based network solutions. Added ability to control which socket the Replay Editor sends on.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Nipper - Neat Internet Protocol Packet EditoR - is a graphical packet generation tool. With Nipper the user can easily build different kinds of packets and send them to network.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      WPE Pro is a packet editor.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.9a and 1.3, released in May 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • 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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