Sending a broadcast message using raw sockets

Corey LeBleu coreylebleu at
Tue Jan 22 17:07:12 CET 2013

If you don't *have* to use the actual socket library, you might want to
have a look at scapy.  It's a packet manipulation program/library. It might
make things a little easier.

 On Jan 22, 2013 9:17 AM, "Peter Steele" <pwsteele at> wrote:

> I just tried running you code, and the "sendto" call fails with "Network
> is unreachable". That's what I expected, based on other tests I've done.
> That's why I was asking about how to do raw sockets, since tools like
> dhclient use raw sockets to do what they do. It can clearly be duplicated
> in Python, I just need to find some code samples on how to construct a raw
> packet.
> --
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