Generators and Masks

I've put together a new video on generators and masks in hexcap. I'm not going to win any awards for my voice acting on these videos, but hopefully they give people an idea of what's possible with hexcap.

The video can be viewed directly on YouTube here. Or it's also embedded below. As always, it's probably best to watch it in fullscreen.

As always, check the man page for more complete descriptions of functionality. This marks the end of my summer and the time I have to spend on hexcap, so I'll be mothballing the project again until school is finished.

2 Tutorial Videos

I finally found the time to put together two basic tutorial videos for hexcap. They're embedded below, but the quality is definitely better if you watch them directly on Youtube.

The first is a brief introduction to basic packet editing in hexcap.

The second offers some basic instruction in how to transmit and receive packets in hexcap.

As always, check the man page for more complete descriptions of functionality. The plan now is to make a third video explaining generators and masks.

Release Bump

It's time to bump the release of hexcap to 0.2. I doubt I can even remember all of the changes that I have made in the past couple of months. Here are the major ones. Most of the changes were on the todo list, and are now marked off.

Some changes between hexcap 0.1 and 0.2:

  • Transmit packets with mini-buffer commands tx-all, tx-pkt and tx-range.

  • Capture packets with mini-buffer commands rx-all and rx-filter.

  • Generate packets with mini-buffer commands generator and mask.

  • Mini-buffer now supports basic command history.

  • Can invoke without filename. It gives you a default packet to edit.

  • Many improvements to the man file.

  • Removed any semblance of support for a precompiled binary. It was more trouble than it was worth.

  • Changed dev environment from Debian to OpenBSD 5.5

  • Changed license from GPL to BSD 3 clause

See the man page for more information on new functionality. The plan is also to make a couple videos that explain hexcap in more detail.

First Post

First Post!

You gotta start somewhere. I have been working on hexcap for a few months now in my spare time and it was time I built a website. Hexcap will continue to be hosted at Github but will also have hexcap.org as a reference point.

To kick off the 0.1 release of hexcap I have:

  • Launched hexcap.org (gotta love Jekyll and static HTML markdown)

  • Given hexcap a manpage

  • Created a TODO list of dream features

If you're curious download the binary for Linux/FreeBSD or fork the Github repository.