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pingtunnel


Reliably tunnel TCP connections over ICMP packets


Productivity/Networking/Security

Ping Tunnel is a tool for reliably tunneling TCP connections over ICMP echo request and reply packets (commonly known as ping requests and replies). It is useful for evading firewalls that, for whatever reason, prevent outgoing TCP connections, but allow in- and outgoing ICMP packets. The tunnel works by having a proxy run on a machine ping-able from the inside of the firewall, with the client running on the local machine from which TCP access is required.

The following example illustrates the main motivation in creating ptunnel:

Setting: You're on the go, and stumble across an open wireless network. The network gives you an IP address, but won't let you send TCP or UDP packets out to the rest of the internet, for instance to check your mail. What to do? By chance, you discover that the network will allow you to ping any computer on the rest of the internet. With ptunnel, you can utilize this feature to check your mail, or do other things that require TCP.


License: BSD-3-Clause
URL: http://www.cs.uit.no/~daniels/PingTunnel/

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Releases

Package Version Update ID Released Package Hub Version Platforms Subpackages
0.72-bp150.2.4 info GA Release 2018-07-30 15
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • pingtunnel
0.72-bp150.2.5 info GA Release 2018-07-30 15
  • x86-64
  • pingtunnel
0.72-bp151.2.14 info GA Release 2019-05-18 15 SP1
  • ppc64le
  • pingtunnel
0.72-bp151.3.1 info GA Release 2019-07-17 15 SP1
  • AArch64
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • pingtunnel
0.72-bp152.3.16 info GA Release 2020-04-16 15 SP2
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • pingtunnel
0.72-bp153.1.16 info GA Release 2021-03-06 15 SP3
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • pingtunnel