ipresend - resend IP packets out to network
ipresend [ -EHPRSTX ] [ -d <device> ] [ -g <gateway> ] [ -m <MTU> ] [
-r <filename> ]
ipresend was designed to allow packets to be resent, once captured,
back out onto the network for use in testing. ipresend supports a number
of different file formats as input, including saved snoop/tcpdump
Set the interface name to be the name supplied. This is useful
with the -P, -S, -T and -E options, where it is not otherwise
possible to associate a packet with an interface. Normal "text
packets" can override this setting.
Specify the hostname of the gateway through which to route packets.
This is required whenever the destination host isn't
directly attached to the same network as the host from which
Specify the MTU to be used when sending out packets. This
option allows you to set a fake MTU, allowing the simulation of
network interfaces with small MTU's without setting them so.
Specify the filename from which to take input. Default is
-E The input file is to be text output from etherfind. The text
formats which are currently supported are those which result
from the following etherfind option combinations:
etherfind -n -t
-H The input file is to be hex digits, representing the binary
makeup of the packet. No length correction is made, if an
incorrect length is put in the IP header.
-P The input file specified by -i is a binary file produced using
libpcap (i.e., tcpdump version 3). Packets are read from this
file as being input (for rule purposes).
-R When sending packets out, send them out "raw" (the way they came
in). The only real significance here is that it will expect the
link layer (i.e. ethernet) headers to be prepended to the IP
packet being output.
-S The input file is to be in "snoop" format (see RFC 1761). Packets
are read from this file and used as input from any interface.
This is perhaps the most useful input type, currently.
-T The input file is to be text output from tcpdump. The text formats
which are currently supported are those which result from
the following tcpdump option combinations:
-X The input file is composed of text descriptions of IP packets.
snoop(1m), tcpdump(8), etherfind(8c), ipftest(1), ipresend(1),
iptest(1), bpf(4), dlpi(7p)
Needs to be run as root.
Not all of the input formats are sufficiently capable of introducing a
wide enough variety of packets for them to be all useful in testing.
If you find any, please send email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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