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Ostinato – Network Traffic Generator Part 8. Easily create packets for testing in your GNS3 network.
Ostinato is a packet crafter, network traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. Also a powerful Python API for network test automation. Craft and send packets of several streams with different protocols at different rates. Think of it as “Wireshark in Reverse”.