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ravindra mudumby--Testing security with hping

Posted by: Administrator on June 20, 2005 05:13 PM
While hping was mainly used as a security tool in the past, it can be used in many ways by people that don't care about security to test networks and hosts. A subset of the stuff you can do using hping:

* Firewall testing
* Advanced port scanning
* Network testing, using different protocols, TOS, fragmentation
* Manual path MTU discovery
* Advanced traceroute, under all the supported protocols
* Remote OS fingerprinting
* Remote uptime guessing
* TCP/IP stacks auditing
* hping can also be useful to students that are learning TCP/IP.

Hping should work without problems on the following unix-like systems:

* Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, MacOs X


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