Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] [Off-Topic] Announcing "Ostinato" - packet generator and a
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 07:24:03 +0200

You could add an entry to the Tools page on the Wireshark wiki for this.


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On 11 apr 2010, at 03:56, Srivats P <[email protected]> wrote:


Ostinato is an open source, cross platform packet/traffic generator
and analyzer with a friendly GUI.

A stated goal for the project is to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus
become complementary to Wireshark

 * Runs on both Windows and Linux (Will probably run on other
platforms also with little or no modification but this hasn't been
 * Support for the most common standard protocols
   * Ethernet/802.3/LLC SNAP
   * VLAN (with QinQ)
   * IP, ARP
   * More protocols in the works ...
 * Modify any field of any protocol (some protocols allow changing
packet fields with every packet at run time e.g. changing IP/MAC
 * Stack protocols in any arbitrary order
 * User defined script to substitute for an unimplemented protocol
 * Create and configure multiple streams
 * Configure stream rates, bursts, no. of packets
 * Single client can control and configure multiple ports on multiple
computers generating traffic
 * Exclusive control of a port to prevent the OS from sending stray
packets provides a controlled testing environment
* Statistics Window shows realtime port receive/transmit statistics and rates * Capture packets and view them (needs Wireshark to view the captured packets)
 * Framework to add new protocol builders easily

A screencast showing basic usage is here -
Screenshots are here - <http://code.google.com/p/ostinato/wiki/Screenshots >
Binary (Win32 only) and source packages are available now for the  
0.1 release.
The wiki (http://code.google.com/p/ostinato/w/list) has
 * a User Guide to get you started (with a Quickstart section)
 * a HOWTO - write a (quick and dirty) script to substitue for a
missing protocol
 * Developer documentation on how to add support for new protocols.

I humbly invite the Wireshark community to participate in and
contribute to Osintato development. Like Wireshark protocol
dissectors, it is easy to add protocol builders to Ostinato - check
out the HOWTO (http://code.google.com/p/ostinato/wiki/ProtocolBuilderHOWTO )
I look forward to your feedback, queries and bugs on the mailing list
- [email protected]

Srivats P.
Developer, Ostinato

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