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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:0.10.4-2


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 (0.10.4-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update Standards-Version to 3.7.2. No changes needed.
  * New Python policy changes. Closes: #373475.
    + Add debian/pycompat.
    + debian/compat:
      - Update debhelper compatibility to 5.
    + debian/rules:
      - Add DEB_PYTHON_SYSTEM=pycentral.
      - Clean debian/rules.
    + debian/
      - Remove all versioned packages.


2005-09-14  Max Caceres <>
	* fixed bug where exceptions thrown inside a callback where not handled properly. Fix relies on fairly new pcap_breakloop function.
	* in Windows uses findalldevs() packaged with new Winpcap 3.1
2005-08-15  Max Caceres <>
	* fixed bug where getnet() and getmask() always returned (re


This package was debianized by Arnaud Fontaine <> on
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 14:08:14 +020

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