mz - versatile packet creation and network traffic generation tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename mz_0.40-1.1build1_amd64.deb
Package name mz
Package version 0.40
Package release 1.1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/net
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 136.71 KB
Installed size 476.00 KB
mausezahn (mz) is a fast traffic generator written in C which allows you to
send nearly every possible and impossible packet. It is mainly used to test
VoIP or multicast networks but also for security audits to check whether
your systems are hardened enough for specific attacks.
Mausezahn can be used for example:
* as traffic generator (e.g. to stress multicast networks);
* to precisely measure jitter (delay variations) between two hosts
(e.g. for VoIP-SLA verification);
* as didactical tool during a datacom lecture or for lab exercises;
* for penetration testing of firewalls and IDS;
* for DoS attacks on networks (for audit purposes of course);
* to find bugs in network software or appliances;
* for reconnaissance attacks using ping sweeps and port scans;
* to test network behaviour under strange circumstances (stress test,
malformed packets, ...).


Package Version Architecture Repository
mz_0.40-1.1build1_i386.deb 0.40 i386 Ubuntu Universe
mz - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcli1.9 >= 1.9.1
libnet1 >=
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8


Type URL
Binary Package mz_0.40-1.1build1_amd64.deb
Source Package mz

Install Howto

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




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <>
mz (0.40-1.1build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
2015-07-18 - gregor herrmann <>
mz (0.40-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "ftbfs with GCC-5": add patch from Joshua Gadeken:
Add "-std=gnu89" to CMAKE_C_FLAGS in CMakeLists.txt.
(Closes: #778020)
2010-07-07 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.40-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- debian/patches:
+ fix_manpages.patch: dropped, merged upstream.
+ fix-spelling-error-in-binary.patch: new patch, fixes lintian warning.
* debian/control: bump up Standards-Version to 3.9.0 (no changes needed).
2010-03-08 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.39-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream version.
- fixes 100% cpu consumption bug, setting urgency=high because
this is an RC bug (Closes: #572363).
* Convert package to 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* debian/control:
- add build-dep on libcli-dev.
- bump up standards-version to 3.8.4 (no changes).
- new maintainer email address.
- adding DM-Upload-Allowed, thanks to my sponsor Michal Čihař.
* debian/rules: stop excluding README from being compressed.
* debian/mz.doc-base: add doc-base registration file.
* fix_manpages.patch: new patch, fix hyphen-used-as-minus-sign
and another error in manpages.
2009-08-13 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.34.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- delete debian/patches/fix-build.patch and drop quilt build-dep.
2009-07-28 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.34.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- debian/{control,rules}: build-depends on quilt.
- debian/README.source: add info about quilt patch system.
- debian/patches/fix-build.patch: drop some architecture dependent CFLAGS.
* Upload to unstable.
2009-07-23 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.34.6-3) experimental; urgency=low
* Upload to experimental (due to new debhelper builddep).
* debian/{control,rules}: build-depends on debhelper (>= 7.3.0) which
adds cmake support and consequently simplify debian/rules.
* debian/control:
- switch git maintenance to collab-maint (the old personal repo on alioth
got lost due to an error of mine);
- bump standards-version to 3.8.2 (no changes).
2009-06-04 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.34.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- bump up Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes required).
- switch to Vcs-Git package maintenance.
* debian/rules: build-depends on debhelper (>= 7.0.50) and use
override_dh commands.
* debian/copyright: update copyright year of packaging.
2008-12-10 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.34.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* New maintainer email address. 
2008-10-30 - Cristian Greco <>
mz (0.34.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.

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