How to install Packet Sender
on CentOS

Packet Sender snap

Packet Sender

Dan Nagle (o-dan-m)

Packet Sender - Free utility to for sending / receiving of network packets. TCP, UDP, SSL.

Packet Sender is an open source utility to allow sending and receiving TCP, UDP, and SSL (encrypted TCP) packets. Packet Sender is free and licensed GPL v2 or later. It can be used for both commercial and personal use.

Uses

  • Controlling network-based devices in ways beyond their original apps
  • Test automation (using its command line tool and/or hotkeys)
  • Testing network APIs (using the built-in TCP, UDP, SSL clients)
  • Malware analysis (using the built-in UDP, TCP, SSL servers)
  • Troubleshooting secure connections (using SSL ).
  • Testing network connectivity/firewalls (by having 2 Packet Senders talk to each other)
  • Stress-testing a device (using intense network generator tool)
  • Tech support (by sending customers a Packet Sender export)
  • Sharing/Saving/Collaboration using the Packet Sender Cloud (https://cloud.packetsender.com/) service.

Details for Packet Sender

License
GPL-2.0+
Last updated
12 July 2019

Enable snaps on CentOS and install Packet Sender

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap is available for CentOS 7.6+, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6+, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Snap can now be installed as follows:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Packet Sender

To install Packet Sender, simply use the following command:

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