C++ network packet crafting, sniffing and interpretation library.

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libtins is a multiplatform C++ network packet crafting and sniffing library. It provides a high level, object oriented interface and handles every protocol's internals for you.

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  • Packet sniffing.
  • Packet crafting
  • Support for IEEE 802.11, Ethernet II, IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, DHCP, DHCPv6, ARP, ICMP, ICMPv6, RadioTap, DNS, EAPOL, LLC, LLC+SNAP, IEEE 802.3, STP, IEEE 802.1q, PPI, PPPoE.
  • Following TCP Streams on the fly.
  • Decrypting WEP and WPA2-encrypted 802.11 data frames on the fly.
  • Reading and writing pcap files.

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