Scapy – Decode and forge your own packet

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I started to write articles on the wiki of Sec IT’s related to the posts on this blog. If you want to modify or improve the articles (I’m pretty sure there are plenty of typos and materials to describe), feel free to edit it on the wiki.

Scapy is an application for packet manipulation written in Python by Philippe Biondi. 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. It can easily handle most classical tasks like scanning, tracerouting, probing, unit tests, attacks or network discovery.


Scapy is an application written in Python, therefore, before install it, you need to get Python first. Python is a cross-platform programming language. You should find all information for the install on the official download page. Once Python installed, download and install

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