karpski - A free ethernet protocol analyzer / sniffer

Distribution: ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository: ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name: karpski
Package version: 0.101
Package release: 17-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 191.77 KB
Download size: 70.73 KB
Official Mirror: mirror.rosalab.ru
K.ARP.SKI (karpski) is an ethernet protocol analyzer / sniffer. Its abilities as a sniffer or scanner are limited, but this sniffer is much easier to use than other popular sniffers such as tcpdump. In addition, there is a protocol definition file in which other protocols can be added. Karpski may also be used to launch programs against addresses on your local network and as a local network intrusion tool. Plus, it's free with source. Its display is an Xwindow display. This was a design decision based on my need to display many windows simultaneously. Console mode would just not cut it. I chose the Gtk display library because it's proven, portable and free. You may not like my choice; the source is included. This program was originally based on my desire to detect someone plugging an unauthorized computer into a LAN. It did this originally by looking at ARP packets. This is where the arp in karpski comes from.



  • karpski == 0.101-17:2012.0


    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install karpski rpm package:
      # urpmi karpski


    • /usr/sbin/karpski
    • /usr/share/karpski/
    • /usr/share/karpski/datfiles/capture_filters.dat
    • /usr/share/karpski/datfiles/karpskirc
    • /usr/share/karpski/datfiles/protocol_parser.dat
    • /usr/share/karpski/datfiles/scanner.au
    • /usr/share/karpski/datfiles/smashy.dat
    • /usr/share/karpski/datfiles/vendor_codes.dat
    • /usr/share/karpski/pixmaps/splash_karpski.xpm
    • /usr/share/man/man8/karpski.8.xz


    2010-12-10 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 0.101-17mdv2011.0 + Revision: 619878 - the mass rebuild of 2010.0 packages

    2009-09-11 - Thierry Vignaud <tv@mandriva.org> 0.101-16mdv2010.0 + Revision: 438069 - rebuild