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Python interface to the libpcap packet capture library

Pcapy is a Python extension module that interfaces with the libpcap packet capture library.

Pcapy enables Python scripts to capture packets on the network. Pcapy is highly effective when used in conjunction with a packet-handling package such as Impacket, which is a collection of Python classes for constructing and dissecting network packets.

Package version:0.10.8-1+b1


This file is an extract from the the online documentation at

What is Pcapy?

Pcapy is a Python extension module that enables software written in
Python to access the routines from the pcap packet capture library.

From libpcap's documentation: "Libpcap is a system-independent
interface for user-level packet capture. Libpcap provides a


pcapy (0.10.8-1+b1) sid; urgency=low

  * Binary-only non-maintainer upload for hurd-i386; no source changes.
  * Rebuild without debian-ports packages

 -- Debian GNU/Hurd Build Daemon <>  Thu, 17 May 2012 21:32:14 +0200

pcapy (0.10.8-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    + Drop debian/patches/fix_sigsegv.patch applied by upstream.


2010-08-25	Ezequiel Gutesman <>
	 * removed check for pcap_sendpacket function

2010-07-30	Ezequiel Gutesman <>
	* fixed bug in initpcapy,  Pkthdr_type.ob_type and Pdumpertype.ob_type were not set. See (reported by Piotr Lewandowski)

2007-03-27  Max Caceres <>


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Tue, 11 Apr 2006 14:08:14 +0200

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