• Scapy
  • Scapy versions
  • GPLv2
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  • Packaging status

Scapy Project

Scapy runs natively on Linux, and on most Unixes with libpcap and its python wrappers (see scapy’s installation page). The same code base now runs natively on both Python 2 and Python 3.


Get started with Scapy

Help, documentation



Scapy development uses Git version control system. Scapy reference repository is hosted on GitHub secdev/scapy.

It provides the ticket management service used for submitting patches or bugs.


Other documents about Scapy :

Mailing-list (very low activity)

Send questions, bug reports, suggestions, ideas, cool usages of Scapy, etc. To avoid spam, you must subscribe to the mailing list to post.

  • To subscribe to the mailing-list, send a mail to scapy.ml-subscribe(at)secdev.org
  • To send a mail to the mailing-list: scapy.ml(at)secdev.org

Known bugs

  • May miss packets under heavy load
  • BPF filters do not work on PPP interfaces
  • UTscapy: Unit Testing with scapy (shipped with Scapy 2.X+)
  • Scapytain: a web application to store, organize and run test campaigns on top of Scapy (low project activity)


An independent fork of Scapy was created from v2.2.0 in 2015, aimed at supporting only Python3 (scapy3k). The fork diverged, did not follow evolutions and fixes, and has had its own life without contributions back to Scapy. Unfortunately, it has been packaged as python3-scapy in some distributions, and as scapy-python3 on PyPI leading to confusion amongst users. It should not be the case anymore soon. Scapy supports Python3 in addition to Python2 since 2.4.0. Scapy v2.4.0 should be favored as the official Scapy code base. The fork has been renamed as kamene.

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