How to install Packet Sender
on openSUSE

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 openSUSE 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 can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.

You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:

Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.

With the repository added, import its GPG key:

Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:

Snap can now be installed with the following:

You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH. Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands:

Tumbleweed users also need to run the following:

Install Packet Sender

To install Packet Sender, simply use the following command:

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