How to install Packet Sender
on Linux Mint

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 Linux Mint 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 Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa). You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.

Install Packet Sender

To install Packet Sender, simply use the following command:

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