packit - network packet generator and capture tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename packit_1.6.1-2_amd64.deb
Package name packit
Package version 1.6.1
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/net
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 35.65 KB
Installed size 94.00 KB
Packit (PACket toolKIT) is a network auditing tool. It uses libpcap
and can make real packages (frames) that are able to travel in a
network. Packit also allows one to add personalized payloads. Other
good feature is the possibility to read dump files created by
Packit has an ability to customize, inject, monitor and manipulate IP
traffic. By allowing you to define (spoof) nearly all TCP, UDP, ICMP,
IP, ARP, RARP, and Ethernet header options, Packit can be useful for
the following scenarios:
- tests in firewalls;
- tests in Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS);
- tests in Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS);
- tests in proxies;
- tests in port scanning detectors;
- network traffic simulations;
- security tests; and
- general TCP/IP auditing and pentests.
Packit is also an excellent tool for learning TCP/IP. However, this
program does not support IPv6.


Package Version Architecture Repository
packit_1.6.1-2_i386.deb 1.6.1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
packit - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libnet1 >=
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8


Type URL
Binary Package packit_1.6.1-2_amd64.deb
Source Package packit

Install Howto

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




2019-02-17 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.6.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream homepage. Consequently:
- debian/control: updated Homepage field.
- debian/copyright: updated Source field.
- debian/watch: updated source to download.
2019-01-25 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 1.6.1.
* Using new DH level format. Consequently:
- debian/compat: removed.
- debian/control: changed from 'debhelper' to 'debhelper-compat' in
Build-Depends field and bumped level to 12.
* debian/control:
- Improved short description.
- Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0.
* debian/copyright:
- Added rights for new upstreams.
- Added Upstream-Contact field.
- Updated upstream and packaging copyright years.
* debian/tests/control: added a new test.
2018-11-22 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.5-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/source/include-binaries: removed because it was added by a mistake.
* debian/tests/control: created to perform a trivial test.
2018-09-08 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Migrated DH level to 11.
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 4.2.1.
- Changed Vcs-* URLs to
* debian/copyright: updated packaging copyright years.
2017-11-11 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 4.1.1.
- Removed the no longer needed build dependency dh-autoreconf.
2017-01-20 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Upload to unstable.
* debian/docs: added some documents from upstream.
2017-01-18 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.0+git-devel20170118.e913e5e-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* New upstream homepage.
* debian/clean: no longer needed. Removed.
* debian/copyright:
- Updated packaging copyright years.
- Updated the upstream's rights.
* debian/patches/: removed all patches. The upstream fixed the source code.
* debian/rules: removed '--with autoreconf' because it is default in DH 10.
* debian/watch:
- Ignoring any git reference.
- Updated the source address.
2016-11-20 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
packit (1.0-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bumped DH level to 10.
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
- Updated the Vcs-* fields to use https instead of http and git.
* debian/copyright: updated the packaging copyright years.
* debian/patches/140_fix-spellings-manpage.patch: added to fix spelling
errors in manpage.
* debian/watch: bumped to version 4.

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