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What is sdnpwn?

sdnpwn is a toolkit and framework for testing the security of Software-Defined Networks (SDNs). For more information check out this article:


First download sdnpwn using git

git clone

Make the and scripts executable

sudo chmod +x
sudo chmod +x

The script takes care installing software required for sdnpwn to function. Just run ./ and follow the instructions.

sudo ./



Functionality in sdnpwn is divided into different modules. Each attack or attack type is available from a certain module.

Modules can be executed like so:

./ <module name> <module options>

The mods module can be used to list all available modules:

./ mods

More information about a certain module can be accessed using the info module:

./ info mods

The above command would retrieve more information about the mods module, such as a description and available options.

Further Information

Check out for articles and tutorials on using various sdnpwn modules and the attacks they use.


This tool comes without warranty. The developers of this tool decline all responsability for malicious or illegal use, and impact caused by malicious or illegal use.