What’s up guys!
Hope y’all been alright lately. I’ve been studying a bunch as part of a certification package I was awarded – focused on network security. While I’m excited to do it and learn a lot of cool stuff, it’s also draining pretty much all my free time.
While I’ve been doing this certification I’ve had to dive deep into a lot of theory-oriented network stuff like frames, packets and all those meaningless terminologies. It’s so much theory that I had to install Scapy just to see some of these packets in action and get hands-on with the damn thing – I mean seriously if you’ve taken some of these certs you’re probably used to how dry and boring it gets just reading about protocols and not actually doing anything.
Anyway we are here to talk about Scapy today and not my boring life 🙂
What is Scapy?
To put it simply, its a packet sniffing and crafting program. There is a lot more you can do with it like decoding certain protocols and interacting with Wireshark captures among other cool things (see the documentation page).