Net::Protocol::Simple - Perl extension for handling simple generic protocol layers within applications
my $p = Net::Protocol::Simple->new(protocol => 6, layer => 4);
$p->protocol(); Gives us 'TCP'
$p->int(); Gives us 6;
my $p = Net::Protocol::Simple->new(protocol = 'udp', layer => 4);
$p->protocol(); Gives us 'UDP';
$p->int(); Gives us 17;
This module is intended to be used in conjunction with Net::Connection::Simple. Some applications such as snort and other IDS's log their alert data as simple connections. This module will allow you to read in their protocol data as an int or a string. The backend stores it as a string (TCP,UDP,ICMP). Natively it will handle these three protocols, but it will scale to any other layer and protocol as a simple handler. Using Net::Connection::Simple, you can use these to populate the multiple layers of the connection.
Wes Young, <email@example.com>
Copyright (C) 2006 by Wes Young
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.7 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.
To install Net::Protocol::Simple, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.