A fork of RockSaw (http://www.savarese.com/software/rocksaw/) that includes Maven support.
Please note that the JNI stuff needs a bit of love to build - the Makefile was mangled (by me/Michael Laccetti).
RockSaw is a simple API for performing network I/O with raw sockets in Java.
IPv6 support was graciously funded by ByteSphere Technologies (www.bytesphere.com).
Commercial support is provided by Savarese Software Research Corporation (www.savarese.com).
The 1.1.0 version of RockSaw has been compiled and tested on Linux, Win32 with Cygwin/MinGW/Winsock or Visual C++, and Mac OS X 10.11.4. It should compile on other POSIX systems using the GNU tool chain.
No binary distributions are presently released; you will have to compile for yourself.
Java 1.8 or greater is required to compile/run.
You must have the JAVA_HOME environment variable set and pointing to the directory where the Java Development Kit is installed. Otherwise, the JNI headers will not be found.
The project requires
maven to build; The command
mvn clean package
should be sufficient to compile the JAR and associated library.
There are very few files in the source tree:
- src/main/java Java source code
- src/main/native The C JNI source and Makefile
Note about make
The default Makefile requires GNU make.
Win32: Visual C++ (Outdated Instructions)
To compile using Visual C++, you have to override the default compiler command, make command, and makefile properties:
jni.cc jni.make jni.makefile
You can override these on the command line or in build.properties. For example, to compile using Visual C++, you would use the following command:
ant -Djni.cc=cl -Djni.make=nmake -Djni.makefile=Makefile.win32 jar
Make sure your JDK_HOME environment variable is set and that you've run either the vcvars.bat or vsvars32.bat command (depending on the version of Visual C++ you're using) to set your paths for the command line tools.
Mac OS X
Be sure to set JAVA_HOME to the right location. It will typically be
export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_66.jdk/Contents/Home mvn clean pacakge
RockSaw is Copyright 2004-2007 by Daniel F. Savarese Copyright 2007-2009 by Savarese Software Research Corporation and licensed under the Apache License 2.0 as described in the files:
On most operating systems, you must have root access or administrative privileges to use raw sockets. If you are running a firewall, you will have to make sure it allows ICMP requests through.
The API is minimalist, yet functional. Don't hesitate to submit patches that enhance the functionality.