Tools for CAIDA's scamper packet prober
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Scamper Python Tools

Scamper is a scalable, efficient, and feature-rich Internet packet prober from CAIDA (

Scamper stores data in a binary "warts" format.

These tools replicate the functionality of scamper's utilities by providing native python implementations. The following files are included:

  • warts file reading library
  • warts writing library
  • extends warts class to provide stats
  • parse warts file, produce text output
  • parse binary warts files
  • covert scamper traces to easily parsed text
  • create warts file containing only records of specified target
  • sample python using warts class (for developers)
  • sample python using warts_writer class (for developers)
  • interact with scamper over control socket