hping is a free packet generator and analyzer for the TCP/IP protocol distributed by Salvatore Sanfilippo (also known as Antirez).It is one of the de facto tools for security auditing and testing of firewalls and networks, and was used to exploit the idle scan scanning technique (also invented by the hping author), and now implemented in the Nmap Security Scanner. The new version of hping, hping3, is scriptable using the Tcl language and implements an engine for string based, human readable description of TCP/IP packets, so that the programmer can write scripts related to low level TCP/IP packet manipulation and analysis in very short time.
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  • hping3

    … programming language like we saw Python for Scapy. Thus you can create customized packets and codes powerfully with this tool. By typing the command hping3 you directly get into the scripting interface. There you can type your commands such as: resolve www.google.com The extensions of hping3 TCL scripts are htcl. You can run the htcl scripts…

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