ostinato - Packet/Traffic Generator and Analyzer

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ostinato
Package version 0.8
Package release 1build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 3.64 KB
Download size 869.95 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Ostinato is an open-source, cross-platform network packet crafter/traffic
generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. Craft and send packets of several
streams with different protocols at different rates. Ostinato aims to be
"Wireshark in Reverse" and become complementary to Wireshark.
* Open, edit, replay and save PCAP files
* Support for the most common standard protocols
- Ethernet/802.3/LLC SNAP
- VLAN (with QinQ)
- ARP, IPv4, IPv6, IP-in-IP IP Tunnelling (6over4, 4over6, 4over4, 6over6)
- Any text based protocol (HTTP, SIP, RTSP, NNTP etc.)
* Modify any field of any protocol (some protocols allow changing packet
fields with every packet at run time e.g. changing IP/MAC addresses)
* User provided Hex Dump - specify some or all bytes in a packet
* User defined script to substitute for an unimplemented protocol
* Stack protocols in any arbitrary order
* 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 real time port receive/transmit statistics and rates
* Capture packets and view them (needs Wireshark)
* Framework to add new protocol builders easily


Package Version Architecture Repository
ostinato_0.8-1build1_amd64.deb 0.8 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
ostinato - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
libprotobuf10 -
libqt4-network >= 4:4.5.3
libqt4-script >= 4:4.5.3
libqtcore4 >= 4:4.8.0
libqtgui4 >= 4:4.8.0
libstdc++6 >= 5.2


Type URL
Binary Package ostinato_0.8-1build1_i386.deb
Source Package ostinato

Install Howto

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




2016-09-02 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
ostinato (0.8-1build1) yakkety; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for protobuf soname change.
2016-07-09 - Kartik Mistry <kartik@debian.org>
ostinato (0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control:
+ Updated Standards-Version to 3.9.8
+ Updated Vcs-* URLs.
+ Updated Homepage for new upstream location.
* debian/watch:
+ Fixed watch file, added downloadmangle opts.
2015-06-21 - Kartik Mistry <kartik@debian.org>
ostinato (0.7.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Uploaded to unstable.
* debian/watch:
+ Fixed watch file.
2015-06-20 - Kartik Mistry <kartik@debian.org>
ostinato (0.7.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control:
+ Updated Standards-Version to 3.9.6
* debian/watch:
+ Updated. Yet to fix in better manner though.
2013-05-20 - Kartik Mistry <kartik@debian.org>
ostinato (0.5.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Uploaded to unstable.
* debian/control:
+ Updated Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes needed).
+ Bumped debhelper version.
* debian/rules:
+ Removed CPPFLAGS workaround. No longer needed for dh >= 9.20120417
* Set debian/compat to 9.
2012-12-03 - Kartik Mistry <kartik@debian.org>
ostinato (0.5.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #695000)
* debian/*.1:
+ Added drone.1, ostinato.1 man pages.

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