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CDP Packet Generator Description
Craft and send CDP packets using the NetScanTools Pro Packet Generator.
Purpose of the CDP Portion of the Packet Generator Tool
- The purpose of this tool is to
give you a way to craft a CDP packet or set of CDP packets
to send to network, then observe the response
by various CDP capable devices with a packet capturing tool like
or view the results of those packets attacks in the
log files on the target.
CDP Packet Generator Capabilities
- Sends CDP Packets to the
network mac address 01-00-0c-cc-cc-cc.
- Full header control for the CDP
packet. You can specify most parameters in the header
such as source MAC address, checksum, TTL, Device ID
Field, Software Version Field, Platform Field, Port
ID Field, IPv4 Address of the purported device. The
Capabilities Bits are also full selectable.
- Scripting. Simple scripting
is provided so that you can send different types of
Scripted packet transmission can be used to send packets
with parameters changing according to your script.
What this tool does not do:
- This is not a packet flooding
tool. Burst rate is about 20Khz and this may vary
from computer to computer.
- This is not a bandwidth testing
tool. You are looking for a piece of dedicated hardware:
Agilent Technologies and Fluke both make these type
- This is not a traffic generator
capable of stressing a network interface.
- Do not use this tool if you have
an active virtual machine ethernet interface. This
tool works best with physical ethernet interfaces. You
are welcome to try it with your virtual machine, but
do not count on it working perfectly.
- This tool cannot send custom packets
through WAN (PPP/SLIP) interfaces like modems or
wireless cellular modems.
A video of the Packet Generator tool sending CDP Packets
Video is not available at this time.
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