Man page of PCAP_CREATE
Section: Misc. Reference Manual Pages (3PCAP)
Updated: 3 January 2014
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This man page documents libpcap version 1.9.0.
Your system may have a different version installed, possibly with some
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pcap_create - create a live capture handle
pcap_t *pcap_create(const char *source, char *errbuf);
is used to create a packet capture handle to look
at packets on the network.
is a string that specifies the network device to open; on Linux systems
with 2.2 or later kernels, a
argument of "any" or
can be used to capture packets from all interfaces.
The returned handle must be activated with
before packets can be captured
with it; options for the capture, such as promiscuous mode, can be set
on the handle before activating it.
on success and
is filled in with an appropriate error message.
is assumed to be able to hold at least
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