horst - Highly Optimized Radio Scanning Tool

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Contrib amd64
Package name horst
Package version 4.2
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 113 B
Download size 45.06 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
horst is a small, lightweight IEEE802.11 wireless LAN analyzer with a
text interface. Its basic function is similar to tcpdump, Wireshark
or Kismet, but it's much smaller and shows different, aggregated
information which is not easily available from other tools. It is
mainly targeted at debugging wireless LANs with a focus on ad-hoc
(IBSS) mode in larger mesh networks. It can be useful to get a quick
overview of what is happening on all wireless LAN channels and to
identify problems.
* Shows signal/noise values per station
* Calculates channel utilization ("usage") by adding up the amount
of time the packets actually occupy the medium
* "Spectrum Analyzer" shows signal levels and usage per channel
Graphical packet history, with signal/noise, packet type and physical
* Shows all stations per ESSID and the live TSF per node as it is
* Detects IBSS "splits" (same ESSID but different BSSID \u2013 this
is a common driver problem)
* Statistics of packets/bytes per physical rate and per packet type
* Has some support for mesh protocols (OLSR and batman)
* Can filter specific packet types source addresses or BSSIDs
* Client/server support for monitoring on remote nodes


Package Version Architecture Repository
horst_4.2-1+b1_i386.deb 4.2 i386 Debian Contrib
horst - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package horst_4.2-1+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package horst

Install Howto

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




2015-09-09 - Antoine Beaupré <anarcat@debian.org>
horst (4.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* move to contrib because of non-free dependency (Closes: #763566)
* new upstream release (Closes: #749664)
* revert to older watchfile as (notified) upstream broke directory listing
* update standards version, no change
2014-08-26 - Antoine Beaupré <anarcat@debian.org>
horst (4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release
* use upstream manpage
* add sparse build-depend
* skip upstream sparse test because of #755979
* upstream seems to have fixed arm64 issues, but i'll let the buildds
confirm (Closes: #758624)
2012-08-15 - Antoine Beaupré <anarcat@debian.org>
horst (3.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* add missing copyright files, thanks Bruno Randolf for the huge help
* simplify watch file to use HTTP listing
* refer to the README file in manpage
* update manpage from upstream, with small spelling fixes
* remove our README.Debian file now that the manpage is complete
2012-08-09 - Antoine Beaupré <anarcat@debian.org>
horst (3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #684440)

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