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Module to generate PCAPs from any input file. This is a modified version of PGT tool which wasdeveloped earlier by, Andrewg Felinemenace.

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Pcapgen PCAP Generation Suite


pgtlib is a wrapper built on top of Scapy to provide additional flexibility to create custom TCP client<->server packet captures. This module would also provide functionality to prefix 3-way TCP Handshake and close established connections gracefully.

pgtlib usage

Let's say over TCP/5555, you would like to send "----> hey from client\n" from client and server echoes back with a response message saying, "<---- ack data\n". Let's construct a packet based on this:

from pcapgen.pgtlib import *

fHandle = PCAP('/tmp/tcp.pcap')             # PCAP Output Filename
conn = fHandle.tcp_conn_to_server(5555)     # Assign dest port as TCP/5555
conn.to_server('----> hey from client\n')   # Client message to server
conn.to_client('<---- ack data\n')          # Server message to client
conn.finish()                               # Construct FIN
fHandle.close()                             # Close file handle


PCAP Fix Tool (pft, in short) is a wrapper on top of scapy. This utility helps in resolving broken TCP communications, changing endpoint directions and ports etc. This tool takes the C Arrays input of any TCP stream, appends the missing TCP 3-Way handshakes along with adding the necessary FIN TCP flags to terminate the established TCP communication gracefully.

pft usage

  • Open faulty pcap and navigate to the faulty TCP stream index that you want to correct.
  • View data as 'C Arrays' and export the output to any flat file e.g. /tmp/raw
  • $python -p 1337 -w /tmp/raw
  • This would geneate raw.pcap (currently supports PCAP format only) which would have TCP/1337 as destination port along with the end-to-end PDU data intact.


PCAP Genation Tool (pgt) is wrapper built on top of scapy again which generates simulated HTTP,FTP and Email (SMTP/IMAP) protocols data along with several encoding types i.e. base64, deflate, gzip etc.

pgt usage

$python ~/Desktop/sample.docx # Generates HTTP(GET/POST), FTP(active and passive), SMTP and IMAP PCAPs.

External dependencies

  • scapy [pip install scapy]
  • python-magic [pip install python-magic]


  • Major credit goes to Andrewg Felinemenace for developing this excellent utility. Those scripts can be found here
  • Mine is just an add-on with some minor fixes on top of it. :)

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