Binary Packages


Portable binary package (32-bit) - just unzip and run! (NOTE: you will also need to install WinPcap, if you don’t have it already)

Download (Win32)

Older versions are also available.

Mac OS X

Universal .dmg for OS X 10.5 or later. Please read the HOWTO-INSTALL.txt inside the .dmg for important instructions.

Download (OSX .dmg)

Older versions are also available.

Thanks to @atulchitnis (RIP) for his help in finding and @gkjohn for lending his Mac Mini to revive Ostinato development/support on OSX.


Ostinato is available in the FreeBSD ports and packages collection.

To install the pre-compiled binary package -

$ pkg install ostinato

Alternatively, you can build and install the port -

$ cd /usr/ports/net/ostinato/
$ make install clean

For other BSD distros, please file a request with your distribution for an Ostinato package. Till the time a port/package is available, use the source package and follow build instructions in Building from Source.


The Ostinato project is looking for help with packaging. If you can build and maintain binary packages (any platform/distro) - please send an email to ostinato at googlegroups dot com


$ sudo apt-get install ostinato

If the native package is not the latest Ostinato version, download the latest version .deb directly.


$ emerge ostinato

Other Linux Distros

Download (.rpm/deb)

Source Package

See Building from Source for build instructions for your platform.

Download (src)

Older versions are also available.

Python Binding Package

The python binding package is available at PyPi. See Python Scripting for installation and usage instructions

vDrone Appliance

This VM appliance contains just the drone server which is auto-started at boot. The appliance is distributed in ovf/ova format which is supported by all the popular hypervisors including KVM, VMware and VirtualBox. Run the Ostinato client on any PC/Mac desktop and connect to the appliance.

Download the images from SUSE Gallery (you may need to create an account or use an existing OpenID).

Community member Bernhard has created a custom vDrone appliance for use with GNS3 based on TinyCore Linux - see Ostinato for GNS3 for download and detailed usage instructions.


Converts any PC to a dedicated traffic generator by using the Live CD/USB. Because there is only a minimal OS and there are no competing applications for CPU and memory, running Ostinato as a Live CD/USB will achieve higher traffic rates than running the Ostinato application in a traditional OS.

Note: This distribution includes both the Ostinato client and Drone server and runs a Linux Kernel with minimal X and a bare-bones window manager.

Download the images from SUSE Gallery (you may need to create an account or use an existing OpenID).