ptunnel - Tunnel TCP connections over ICMP packets

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name ptunnel
Package version 0.72
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 108 B
Download size 46.79 KB
Official Mirror
ptunnel is an application that allows you to reliably tunnel TCP
connections to a remote host using ICMP echo request and reply
packets, commonly known as ping requests and replies. It acts as
a proxy and can handle sockets and secured identification.
Those features can be very handy when working in a closed networking
environment with firewalls and proxies.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ptunnel_0.72-1_i386.deb 0.72 i386 Ubuntu Universe
ptunnel - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
libselinux1 >= 1.32


Type URL
Binary Package ptunnel_0.72-1_amd64.deb
Source Package ptunnel

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ptunnel deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ptunnel




2016-02-13 - Daniel Echeverry <>
ptunnel (0.72-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* New upstream release. Closes: #685305
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* debian/copyright:
+ Rewrite following copyright-format 1.0.
* debian/control
+ Set QA team as Maintainer.
+ Change debhelper to 9 in B-D.
+ Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7
+ Remove cbds and quilt from B-D.
+ Use dpkg architecture wildcards. Closes: #634477
* debian/compat
+ Switch compat level 7 to 9.
* Use wrap-and-sort.
* Remove file.
* Remove dirs file.
* Rename docs file to
+ Install only useful files: index.html, 
packet-format.png, setup.png
* debian/patches
+ Add add_hardening_flags.diff
+ Set correctly hardening flags.
+ Add DEP-3 header to fix_minux_chars_in_man.patch
+ Add fix_typo.diff to fix typo error in README. Closes: #597288
+ Rename makefile-debian-prefix to makefile-debian-prefix.patch
+ Add DEP-3 header to makefile-debian-prefix.patch
* Add ptunnel.doc-base file.
* debian/rules
+ Use Hardening flags.
* Update watch file.
2009-12-09 - Romain Beauxis <>
ptunnel (0.71-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated build-dep to allow building 
in non-linux port. Thanks to Cyril Brulebois
for reporting the issue.
Closes: #559717 
* Bumped standards-version to 3.8.3
* Added Homepage:
2009-07-30 - Romain Beauxis <>
ptunnel (0.71-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Updated standards to 3.8.2
* Bumped compat to 7 
* Refreshed patches.
* Added build-dep on libselinux1-dev to enable SELinux support.
2009-02-25 - Romain Beauxis <>
ptunnel (0.70-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release 
* Updated standards to 3.8.0
* Reverted build-deps on libpcap
* Updated debian/copyright
2007-02-18 - Romain Beauxis <>
ptunnel (0.61-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Wrapped description to 70th col (Closes: #325809)
* Switched to cdbs
* Updated debian standards
* Added patch to correct the manual page
2005-05-31 - Romain Beauxis <>
ptunnel (0.61-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release Closes: #311348

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