“vsockets-tools” for VMware hypervisors

I have developed a new open source project: “vsockets-tools”

You may check it out at:

Source repository + pre-compiled binaries:


VMware guest machines are able to communicate with their host using a special kind of sockets called “vsockets”. These sockets can be used even if the typical TCP/IP network protocols are not available at the guest. Since “vsockets” don’t use the TCP/IP protocol stack, they are not “visible” to common network testing and penetration testing tools.In this paper we present a set of tools designed to provide a bridge between TCP/IP tools and the “vsockets”. These tools can also be useful for learning “vsockets” behavior and concepts.

Paper Preview:

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One comment

  1. tagido · June 30, 2016

    Just started a new Twitter hastag for vsockets: https://twitter.com/hashtag/vsockets?src=hash


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