[Snort-devel] Packet Capturing

Mahammed Faiz Aboalmaali mohammadfaiz2003 at ...398...
Mon Mar 26 01:35:01 EDT 2012

Dear All,
Have a good day,
I have a question about how snort capture the packets using libpcap. From my understanding in libpcap there are two function for capturing packets, pcap_loop() and pcap_next_ex(). which one of them used by Snort and why?. and generally which one of there function is more preferable (faster) for high speed links ? . Sorry if my question is not reliable.  
by the way, I found these two function in the tutorials of WinPcap, but I think that both, libpcap and winpcap are compatible. 
Mohammed Faiz Aboalmaaly
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