Packet Crafting Tools
What is Hping?
Hping is a popular packet crafting tool used by penetration testers and IT Security auditors. Hping is essentially a command-line oriented TCP/ IP packet assembler and analyzer. This tool supports a wide variety of protocols such as TCP, UDP, ICMP and RAW-IP protocols. Hping also has a traceroute mode, the ability to send files between a covered channel, and various other features. Hping is a great tool to use when learning about TCP/ IP.
Is Hping Free?
Yes, Hping is free.
Does Hping Work on all Operating Systems?
This hacking tool works on Linux, MAC OSX and Windows operating systems.
What are the Typical Uses for Hping?
According to the developers, whilst hping was primarily used as a security tool in the past, it has many other uses including an In-depth port scanning, testing Firewall, manual path MTU discovery, testing networks using different protocols, TOS, fragmentation, remote OS fingerprinting, advanced traceroute, under all the supported protocols, TCP/ IP stacks auditing and remote uptime guessing.