Packet Sender is an open source utility to allow sending and receiving TCP and UDP packets. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is licensed GNU General Public License v2 and is free software with no ads and no bundles. Packet Sender is designed to be very easy to use while still providing enough features for power users to do what they need. It can also be found referenced as a troubleshooting tool in manuals from 1-person shops to multi-billion dollar companies.
Beyond developers and troubleshooting, Packet Sender the tool and code is currently being taught in universities around the world to help students learn how computer networks operate.
The source for packet sender is available on Github.
- Test automation
- Testing network APIs
- Malware analysis
- Testing network connectivity/firewalls
- Tech support
- Quality Assurance
Packet Sender comes full of features. Some of the notable ones are:
- Command-line interface
- Persistent TCP (client and server)
- HEX / ASCII translation so any packet data can be defined
- A very easy to use UI
- Packet Export / Import
- Portable mode (so it can be ran on a thumb drive)
Packet Sender has won global awards:
Finalist, Innovative Security Project of the Year 2016 – From EC-Council #86, Top 100 Open Source Projects of 2015 – From Open Source China
The developer, Dan Nagle, is a Principal Software Engineer, an open source software developer, published author, and speaker. He has a background in C++, desktop apps, mobile apps, and web development.Go back