[Snort-devel] Packet Capturing

Russ Combs rcombs at ...402...
Fri Mar 30 10:43:58 EDT 2012

Grab the DAQ tarball off snort.org and have a look at daq_pcap.c.
If you have questions about libpcap, tcpdump.org is the place to check.
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 1:35 AM, Mahammed Faiz Aboalmaali <
mohammadfaiz2003 at ...398...> wrote:

>  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.
> *Regards,*
> *Mohammed Faiz Aboalmaaly*
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