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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:0.10.6-2


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 (0.10.6-2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Arnaud Fontaine ]
  * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
    + Drop Build-Depends on patchutils in debian/control.
    + Drop include of in debian/rules.
  * debian/control:
    + Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1. No changes needed.
  * debian/patches:
    + Add fix_sigsegv.patch to fix SIGSEGV. Thanks to Jakub Wilk.


2007-03-27  Max Caceres <>
	* wrapped pcap_sendpacket for sending packets in all platforms.

2005-12-09  Max Caceres <>
	* open_live doesn't raise an exception anymore when network/netmask information is not available (i.e. when sniffing on devices without an assigned IP address). Reported by Scott Raynel.
2005-09-14  Max Cacere


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

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