Hping is a flexible command-line tool for penetration and network testing. Its many capabilities make it an excellent option for network managers and security specialists.

Hping is a versatile command-line tool used for network testing and penetration testing. It provides a wide range of features that make it a powerful choice for security professionals and network administrators.


  1. Hping allows users to craft and send custom packets, making it suitable for testing various network protocols and applications.
  2. The tool can be used for TCP/IP stack fingerprinting, enabling the identification of the operating system of a remote host.
  3. Hping is effective for testing firewalls by generating different types of packets and assessing how the firewall handles them.
  4. It supports traceroute functionality, helping to identify the route that packets take through the network.
  5. Hping can be used to test how a network handles fragmented packets and discover the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) along the path.
  6. Hping extends the functionality of traditional ping by allowing users to send customized ICMP packets with specified characteristics.


Installing Hping on Kali Linux is a straightforward process using the package manager. Open a terminal and follow these steps:



Send TCP SYN Packets:


ICMP Ping with Custom Data:


UDP Flood:



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