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libpcap (Packet CAPture) provides a portable framework for low-level network monitoring. Applications include network statistics collection, security monitoring, network debugging, etc.
Since almost every system vendor provides a different interface for packet capture, and since there are several tools that require this functionality, we've created this system-independent API to ease in porting and to alleviate the need for several system-dependent packet capture modules in each application.
libpcap for Debian ------------------ If you receive messages telling you the packet type is not supported or is deprecated check that CONFIG_PACKET is set to either `Y' or `M'. You should also check that /etc/modules.conf has the line alias net-pf-17 af_packet Feel free to report bugs. -- Anand Kumria <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tue, 28 Nov 2000 02:04:28 EST
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libpcap (0.9.8-5) unstable; urgency=low * debian/rules: Fix targets to avoid building libpcap-dev in binary-arch (doh!). * debian/control: Set Standards-Version to 3.8.0. * debian/README.source: New file. -- Romain Francoise <email@example.com> Sun, 08 Jun 2008 11:58:04 +0200 libpcap (0.9.8-4) unstable; urgency=low * Now that the transition is over, rename this source package more»
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This package was debianized by Romain Francoise <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:41:39 more»