Chapter 4. Owning the Network with Scapy

Occasionally, you run into such a well thought-out, amazing Python library that dedicating a whole chapter to it can’t do it justice. Philippe Biondi has created such a library in the packet manipulation library Scapy. You just might finish this chapter and realize that I made you do a lot of work in the previous two chapters that you could have done with just one or two lines of Scapy. Scapy is powerful and flexible, and the possibilities are almost infinite. We’ll get a taste of things by sniffing to steal plain text email credentials and then ARP poisoning a target machine on our network so that we can sniff their traffic. We’ll wrap things up by demonstrating how Scapy’s PCAP processing can be extended ...

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