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NAME Net-Pcap - Interface to pcap(3) LBL packet capture library DESCRIPTION The Net::Pcap module is a Perl binding to the LBL pcap(3) packet capture library. The source code for the LBL pcap library can be found at http://www/tcpdump.org/ INSTALLATION If your pcap header files are installed somewhere strange, create the Makefile using the INC and/or LIBS option. $ perl Makefile.PL INC=-I/usr/local/include/pcap \ LIBS='-L/usr/lib/pcap -lpcap' Compile the extension as per usual: $ make $ make test $ make install To install the extension in a private directory, you can use the PREFIX option when creating Makefile.PL. A ANSI-compliant compiler is required to compile the extension. For most of the tests, an administrative account is required since opening a network interface in promiscuous mode is a privileged operation. Some tests also require a working network interface with traffic on it otherwise the tests will appear to hang. You can generate traffic by pinging a non existing IP address on your network segment. Consult the source for individual tests for more information. Net::Pcap has been tested by the author on the following systems, but is likely to run on many more: - Linux 2.6, gcc 3.4.1 - FreeBSD 4.7, gcc 2.95.4 Net::Pcap is compatible with all the versions of the Pcap library, including the old BSD ones and the Windows port WinPcap. Net::Pcap should work on any Perl since 5.004_05. The is tested by the author that it works with the following versions: - Perl 5.4.5 i686-linux (custom build) - Perl 5.5.3 i686-linux (custom build) - Perl 5.6.2 i686-linux (custom build) - Perl 5.8.5 i386-linux-thread-multi (vendor build) - Perl blead@25763 i686-linux (custom build) For Perl 5.004, you may need to install ExtUtils::Constant with this patch: http://public.activestate.com/cgi-bin/perlbrowse?patch=25927 See also the corresponding CPAN Testers page: http://testers.cpan.org/show/Net-Pcap.html HISTORY The original version of Net::Pcap, version 0.01, was written by Peter Lister <firstname.lastname@example.org> using SWIG. Version 0.02 was created by Bo Adler <email@example.com> with a few bugfixes but not uploaded to CPAN. It can be found at: http://www.buttsoft.com/~thumper/software/perl/Net-Pcap/ Versions 0.03 and 0.04 were created by Tim Potter (TIMPOTTER) who entirely rewrote Net::Pcap using XS and wrote the documentation, with the help of David N. Blank-Edelman <firstname.lastname@example.org> for testing and general polishing. Version 0.05 was released by Marco Carnut (KCARNUT) with fixes to make it work with Cygwin and WinPcap. Version 0.04.02 was independantly created by Jean-Louis Morel (JLMOREL) but not uploaded on the CPAN. It can be found here: http://www.bribes.org/perl/wnetpcap.html Based on Tim Potter's version 0.04, it included fixes for WinPcap and added wrappers for several new libpcap functions as well as WinPcap specific functions. COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2005 S�bastien Aperghis-Tramoni. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2003 Marco Carnut. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 1999-2000 Tim Potter. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 1998 Bo Adler. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 1997 Peter Lister. All rights reserved. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.