net-libs / libnet

library providing an API for commonly used low-level network functions

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Libnet is a high-level API (toolkit) allowing the application programmer to construct and inject network packets. It provides a portable and simplified interface for low-level network packet shaping, handling and injection. Libnet hides much of the tedium of packet creation from the application programmer such as multiplexing, buffer management, arcane packet header information, byte-ordering, OS-dependent issues, and much more. Libnet features portable packet creation interfaces at the IP layer and link layer, as well as a host of supplementary and complementary functionality. Using libnet, quick and simple packet assembly applications can be whipped up with little effort. With a bit more time, more complex programs can be written (Traceroute and ping were easily rewritten using libnet and libpcap).

v1.2_rc3-r1 :: 1.1 :: gentoo

alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 sparc x86 ~amd64-linux ~arm64 ~m68k ~mips ~ppc-macos ~s390 ~sh ~x64-macos ~x86-fbsd ~x86-linux ~x86-macos
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doc static-libs

v1.0.2a-r6 :: 1.0 :: gentoo

~alpha ~amd64 ~arm ~hppa ~ppc ~ppc64 ~sparc ~x86 ~x86-fbsd

v1.0.2a-r5 :: 1.0 :: gentoo

alpha amd64 arm hppa ppc ppc64 sparc x86 ~x86-fbsd


Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
Build static versions of dynamic libraries as well

app-portage / elt-patches : Collection of patches for libtool.eclass

sys-devel / autoconf : Used to create autoconfiguration files

sys-devel / automake : Used to generate from

sys-devel / libtool : A shared library tool for developers

app-admin / rsyslog : An enhanced multi-threaded syslogd with database support and more

app-admin / syslog-ng : syslog replacement with advanced filtering features

app-emulation / vice : Versatile Commodore 8-bit Emulator

dev-java / openjdk-jre-bin : Prebuilt Java JRE binaries provided by AdoptOpenJDK

net-analyzer / angst : an active sniffer that provides methods for aggressive sniffing on switched LANs

net-analyzer / arp-sk : A swiss knife tool for ARP

net-analyzer / arping : A utility to see if a specific IP address is taken and what MAC address owns it

net-analyzer / arpoison : A utility to poison ARP caches

net-analyzer / arpon : ArpON (Arp handler inspectiON) is a portable Arp handler

net-analyzer / arptools : a collection of libnet and libpcap based ARP utilities

net-analyzer / dhcp_probe : discover DHCP and BootP servers on a directly-attached Ethernet network

net-analyzer / egressor : tool for checking router configuration

net-analyzer / ettercap : A suite for man in the middle attacks

net-analyzer / firewalk : A tool for determining a firewall's rule set

net-analyzer / gspoof : A simple GTK/command line TCP/IP packet generator

net-analyzer / ipguard : Tool designed to protect LAN IP adress space by ARP spoofing

net-analyzer / isic : IP Stack Integrity Checker

net-analyzer / nast : NAST - Network Analyzer Sniffer Tool

net-analyzer / netdiscover : An active/passive address reconnaissance tool

net-analyzer / netwox : Toolbox of 217 utilities for testing Ethernet/IP networks

net-analyzer / packit : network auditing tool that allows you to monitor, manipulate, and inject customized IPv4 traffic

net-analyzer / rtpbreak : Analyze any RTP session through heuristics over UDP network traffic

net-analyzer / sslsplit : Transparent SSL/TLS interception

net-analyzer / suricata : High performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine

net-analyzer / tcptraceroute : tcptraceroute is a traceroute implementation using TCP packets

net-analyzer / thcrut : Network discovery and fingerprinting tool

net-analyzer / traceproto : A traceroute-like utility that sends packets based on protocol

net-analyzer / yersinia : A framework for layer 2 attacks

net-dns / dnshijacker : a libnet/libpcap based packet sniffer and spoofer

net-libs / libnids : an implementation of an E-component of Network Intrusion Detection System

net-libs / netwib : Library of Ethernet, IP, UDP, TCP, ICMP, ARP and RARP protocols

net-misc / gvrpcd : A program for announcing VLANs using GVRP

net-misc / nemesis : A commandline-based, portable human IP stack for UNIX/Linux

net-misc / selfdhcp : a small stealth network autoconfigure software

net-wireless / airpwn : Tool for generic packet injection on 802.11

sys-cluster / cluster-glue : Library pack for Heartbeat / Pacemaker

sys-cluster / resource-agents : Resources pack for Heartbeat / Pacemaker

sys-process / criu : utility to checkpoint/restore a process tree

net-libs/libnet should set sub-SLOT
Repository mirror & CI · gentoo
Merge updates from master
Benda Xu · gentoo
Drop arm-linux keyword from tree.
"arm-linux" is considered deprecated, unmaintained and easily replaced by "arm". Closes: Reference:
Repository mirror & CI · gentoo
Merge updates from master
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Update HOMEPAGE.
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.41, Repoman-2.3.9
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Fix libnet-1.0-config --defines.
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.16, Repoman-2.3.6
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Clean up patches.
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.16, Repoman-2.3.6
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Old.
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.16, Repoman-2.3.6
Robin H. Johnson · gentoo
Drop $Id$ per council decision in bug #611234.
Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <>
Fabian Groffen · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: dropped ~x86-freebsd
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.3
T. Malfatti · gentoo
media-libs/portaudio: Version bump
Agostino Sarubbo · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: ia64 stable wrt bug #591978
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.0 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="ia64" Signed-off-by: Agostino Sarubbo <>
Agostino Sarubbo · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: ppc stable wrt bug #591978
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.0 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="ppc" Signed-off-by: Agostino Sarubbo <>
Agostino Sarubbo · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: sparc stable wrt bug #591978
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.0 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="sparc" Signed-off-by: Agostino Sarubbo <>
Thomas Deutschmann · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: x86 stable (bug #591978)
Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.2, Repoman-2.3.1
Tobias Klausmann · gentoo
net-libs/libnet-1.2_rc3-r1: stable on amd64
Gentoo-Bug: 591978
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Stable for PPC64 (bug #591978).
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.1 RepoMan-Options: --ignore-arches
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Stable for HPPA (bug #591978).
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.1 RepoMan-Options: --ignore-arches
Tobias Klausmann · gentoo
net-libs/libnet-1.2_rc3-r1: add alpha keyword
Gentoo-Bug: 591978
Markus Meier · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: arm stable, bug #591978
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.0 RepoMan-Options: --include-arches="arm"
Jeroen Roovers · gentoo
net-libs/libnet: Fix building against sys-libs/musl by Petr Vaněk (bug #590738).
Package-Manager: portage-2.3.0
Robin H. Johnson · gentoo
proj/gentoo: Initial commit
This commit represents a new era for Gentoo: Storing the gentoo-x86 tree in Git, as converted from CVS. This commit is the start of the NEW history. Any historical data is intended to be grafted onto this point. Creation process: 1. Take final CVS checkout snapshot 2. Remove ALL ChangeLog* files 3. Transform all Manifests to thin 4. Remove empty Manifests 5. Convert all stale $Header$/$Id$ CVS keywords to non-expanded Git $Id$ 5.1. Do not touch files with -kb/-ko keyword flags. Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <> X-Thanks: Alec Warner <> - did the GSoC 2006 migration tests X-Thanks: Robin H. Johnson <> - infra guy, herding this project X-Thanks: Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> - Former Gentoo developer, wrote Git features for the migration X-Thanks: Brian Harring <> - wrote much python to improve cvs2svn X-Thanks: Rich Freeman <> - validation scripts X-Thanks: Patrick Lauer <> - Gentoo dev, running new 2014 work in migration X-Thanks: Michał Górny <> - scripts, QA, nagging X-Thanks: All of other Gentoo developers - many ideas and lots of paint on the bikeshed