Fix weird flux menu

Some distro’s just add all the items under single menu and thus the menu itself becomes unusable because of the number of items in the submenu and this I did not like and hence ceated this simply python script to fix that. For using the script, back up you “menu” file, redirect the output of this script to ‘menu’ file again.



F = open("~/.fluxbox/menu", "r")

for line in F:
    print line.rstrip()

    if '[submenu]' in line.lower() and started == 1:
        print '[end]'

    if '[end]'  in line.lower():
        if started > 0:
             # print "Count is {}".format(count)
             # print "Started is {}".format(started)
             print '[end]'
    if '[exec]'  in line.lower():
        if count > 15 :
            if started > 0:
                print '[end]'
                # print "Count is {}".format(count)
                # print "Started is {}".format(started)
            print '[submenu] ({})'.format(mkc)
        # print count

scapy packet dump to packet

First you need to have scapy installed. And if you don’t know about scapy, then

Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation program. It is able to forge or decode packets of a wide number of protocols, send them on the wire, capture them, match requests and replies, and much more. It can easily handle most classical tasks like scanning, tracerouting, probing, unit tests, attacks or network discovery (it can replace hping, 85% of nmap, arpspoof, arp-sk, arping, tcpdump, tethereal, p0f, etc.). It also performs very well at a lot of other specific tasks that most other tools can’t handle, like sending invalid frames, injecting your own 802.11 frames, combining technics (VLAN hopping+ARP cache poisoning, VOIP decoding on WEP encrypted channel, …), etc

So, just install scapy

dnf install PyX scapy

Once done, start scapy so that you can capture and see the packet in pdf.


Kernel dropped packet analysis

Found a simple method to check for all the packets dropped by kernel.

First you need to install dropwatch with

dnf install dropwatch

and details of the package

Name        : dropwatch
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 1.4
Release     : 13.fc24
Size        : 27 k
Repo        : fedora
Summary     : Kernel dropped packet monitor
URL         :
License     : GPLv2+
Description : dropwatch is an utility to interface to the kernel to monitor for dropped
: network packets.


Once that is done, you will see the kernel address. How do you map those to kernel functions, refer Get kernel function name from kernel address.