packet.pkt man page

packet.pkt — Pkt module


Provides the object for a packet and the string representation of the packet. This object has an attribute for each of the layers in the packet so each layer can be accessed directly instead of going through each layer. To access the nfs layer object you can use 'x.nfs' instead of using 'x.ethernet.ip.tcp.rpc.nfs' which would be very cumbersome to use. Also, since NFS can be used with either TCP or UDP it would be harder to access the nfs object independently of the protocol.

Packet object attributes:
       record   = Record information (frame number, etc.)
       ethernet = ETHERNET II (RFC 894) object
       ip       = IPv4 object
       tcp      = TCP object
       rpc      = RPC object
       nfs      = NFS object


class Pkt(baseobj.BaseObj)

Packet object

    from packet.pkt import Pkt

    x = Pkt()

    # Check if this is an NFS packet
    if x == 'nfs':
        print x.nfs

Methods defined here:

__eq__(self, other)
Comparison method used to determine if object has a given layer

 Do not use BaseObj constructor to have a little bit of
 performance improvement

__ne__(self, other)
Comparison method used to determine if object does not have a given layer

String representation of object

The representation depends on the verbose level set by debug_repr().
If set to 0 the generic object representation is returned.
If set to 1 the representation of is condensed into a single line.
It contains, the frame number, IP source and destination and/or the
last layer:
    '1 0.386615 -> TCP 2049 -> 708, seq: 3395733180, ack: 3294169773, ACK,SYN'
    '5 0.530957 00:0c:29:54:09:ef -> ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, type: 0x806'
    '19 0.434370 -> NFS v4 COMPOUND4 call  SEQUENCE;PUTFH;GETATTR'

If set to 2 the representation of the object is a line for each layer:
         RECORD:   frame 19 @ 0.434370 secs, 238 bytes on wire, 238 bytes captured
         ETHERNET: 00:0c:29:54:09:ef -> e4:ce:8f:58:9f:f4, type: 0x800(IPv4)
         IP: ->, protocol: 6(TCP), len: 224
         TCP:      src port 708 -> dst port 2049, seq: 3294170673, ack: 3395734137, len: 172, flags: ACK,PSH
         RPC:      CALL(0), program: 100003, version: 4, procedure: 1, xid: 0x1437d3d5
         NFS:      COMPOUND4args(tag='', minorversion=1, argarray=[nfs_argop4(argop=OP_SEQUENCE, ...), ...])

See Also



No known bugs.


Jorge Mora (

Referenced By


14 February 2017 NFStest 2.1.5 pkt 1.1