bittwist - libpcap based Ethernet packet generator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bittwist
Package version 2.0
Package release 5
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 62 B
Download size 30.21 KB
Official Mirror
bittwist (or Bit-Twist) is designed to complement tcpdump, which by itself has
done a great job in capturing network traffic. Bit-Twist can regenerate the
captured traffic onto a live network (the packets are generated from tcpdump
trace file, generating a .pcap file).
Bit-Twist also comes with a comprehensive trace file editor to allow to change
the contents of a trace file.
Generally, a packet generator is useful in simulating networking traffic or
scenario, testing firewall, IDS, and IPS, and troubleshooting various network
The Bit-Twist features are:
* runs on Mac OS X (and *BSD), Linux, and Windows;
* send multiple trace files at a time;
* send packets at a specific speed or line rate in Mbps;
* comprehensive trace file editor with control over most fields in
Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP headers with automatic header
checksum correction;
* append user payload to existing packets after a specific header;
* select a specific range of packets and save them in another trace file;
* highly scriptable - with proper manipulation you can turn Bit-Twist
into an extremely flexible packet generator tool;
* if you are teaching Computer Networks classes, you may find Bit-Twist
useful as a practical teaching material. It gives your students a
hands-on experience to learn various networking protocols etc.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bittwist_2.0-5_amd64.deb 2.0 amd64 Debian Main
bittwist - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8


Type URL
Binary Package bittwist_2.0-5_i386.deb
Source Package bittwist

Install Howto

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




2014-10-12 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (2.0-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: updated the Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* debian/patches/Makefile.patch: changed to improve the
hardening system.
* debian/rules:
- Added the DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS variable to fix the
issues pointed by blhc.
- Removed an useless comment.
2014-08-02 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (2.0-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* New maintainer email address.
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version from 3.9.4 to 3.9.5.
- Updated de Vcs-Browser field.
* debian/copyright: updated copyright packaging years.
* debian/gbp.conf: added to allow git-buildpackage usage.
* debian/watch: improved.
2013-08-02 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: updated VCS (migrated from svn to git).
2013-04-30 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump debhelper level to 9.
* debian/control: readded VCS fields.
* debian/rules:
- Added --parallel to DH.
- Removed some comments.
2013-04-11 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Reintroduced in Debian (Closes: #705352).
* Added GCC hardening in Makefile.patch.
* Migrations:
- debian format from 1.0 to 3.0.
- debhelper version from 7 to 8.
- patch system from dpatch to quilt.
* debian/control:
- Changed tcpdump from Recommends to Suggests.
- Updated Standards-Version from 3.8.4 to 3.9.4.
- Updated long description.
- Removed Vcs-Svn and Vcs-Browser fields.
* debian/copyright: updated to new format.
* debian/README.source: removed because it useless now.
* debian/rules: updated to new (reduced) format.
2010-02-27 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Added 02 patch to fix hyfen used as minus signal in manpages.
* Removed extra blank spaces in debian/{copyright,rules}.
* Updated debhelper version from 5 to 7.
* debian/control:
- Added ${misc:Depends} in Depends field.
- Changed libpcap0.8-dev to libpcap-dev in Build-Depends.
- Removed XS from two Vcs lines.
- Updated information about SVN (Vcs lines).
- Updated Standards-Version from 3.7.2 to 3.8.4.
* debian/copyright:
- Added the "copyright" word in packaging announce.
- Changed the point to GPL from "/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL" to
* debian/rules:
- Changed from dh_clean -k to dh_prep.
- Made empty binary-indep target.
- Removed build redundancy from binary-arch target.
- Removed binary-indep from binary target.
* debian/watch: fixed the version check.
2007-11-02 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Added year 2007 in debian/copyright.
* Fixed a typo in long description in debian/control. Thanks to Gunnar
Wolf <>. (Closes: #449063)
2007-10-27 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (0.80-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* Added Homepage field in debian/control.
* Removed debian/docs. The BUGS file instructs users to report bugs to
upstream, however, Debian users should use Debian Bug Tracking System
2007-07-27 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
bittwist (0.80-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #432724)

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