Todd has provided a copy of his slides. We also have an audio recording of this presentation.
This month, Todd Jackson will present an overview and demo of the Scapy packet manipulation and construction toolkit. Scapy helps you to build delicious, hand crafted packets, just like the ones your mother used to make. Todd's last presentation was in January 2007 when the topic was automated build management tools.
Todd will touch on the basics of using Scapy in an interactive fashion. He will give an outline of the architecture of the Scapy prodct and the Python classes defined in Scapy. He will descibe the relation of these classes to the network layers that they represent.
Todd will compare the strengths and weaknesses of the Scapy toolkit relative to some other packet generating tools. Finally, he will present a demo of Scapy generating network traffic that will be used to test for a server vulnerability.
Todd is the Senior Systems Engineer at Marshal8e6, where he is responsible for the OS and hardware platforms used in Marshal8e6 Linux-based products.