pksh - Shell with an embedded pcap-based Network Sniffer

Distribution: openSUSE 13.2
Repository: openSUSE Network Utilities all
Package name: pksh
Package version: 0.2.1
Package release: 1.4
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 1.20 MB
Download size: 370.25 KB
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'pksh' is a hack of the popular 'tcsh' for packets, bytes hosts, and protocols counts. It is a shell, a network sniffer, a query language for network monitoring, and finally a rendering engine to display in a form readable for humans and network administrators all traffic on LAN segments. It aims to give on character-based terminals the same level of information 'ntop' already provides via its embedded Web interface. It does not continuously fill the terminal with packet/byte/protocol information, but allows the user to perform his daily job at the shell level and take a look at network only via a set of commands implemented as extensions to native tcsh built-ins. Output can be filtered/sorted/paged/mailed/etc. using native Unix commands. Authors: -------- Rocco Carbone <>



  • pksh = 0.2.1-1.4
  • pksh(x86-64) = 0.2.1-1.4


    Binary package: pksh-0.2.1-1.4.x86_64.rpm
    Source package: pksh-0.2.1-1.4.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    1. Add the openSUSE Network Utilities repository:
      # zypper addrepo opensuse-network-utilities
    2. Install pksh rpm package:
      # zypper install pksh


    • /usr/bin/pksh
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/BUGS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/FAQ
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/HACKING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/MILESTONES
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/MOTIVATION
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/Makefile
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/README
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/Shell-vs-CLI
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/THANKS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/pksh.html
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/pksh/pksh.txt
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pksh.1.gz


    2008-07-24 - Pascal Bleser <> 0.2.1 - new upstream version: * adds support for passive OS fingerprints using the database available from the 'ettercap' project

    2008-07-13 - Pascal Bleser <> 0.2.0 - new upstream version: * support for a lot of new counters for bytes, packets, and protocols * data-link and IP decoding/counting were enhanced to include the most popular protocols * adds a new built-in extension was added ("protocols") * the "pkfinger" command now shows network usage per host in terms of {bytes,packets,protocols} distribution

    2008-07-05 - Pascal Bleser <> 0.1.0 - new package