[Snort-users] [ANNOUNCE] WinPcap 4.0 has been released

Gianluca Varenni gianluca.varenni at ...13809...
Mon Jan 29 13:42:31 EST 2007

As of today, WinPcap 4.0 is available in the download section of the 
WinPcap website, http://www.winpcap.org/install/ .

This software release contains major improvements to the kernel 
driver, which has been thoroughly reviewed (and partially rewritten). 
As a result, WinPcap 4.0 is extremely more reliable and stable than 
previous versions!
The 4.0 version also adds the long awaited stable support for x64 
platforms, including Windows XP and the upcoming Vista.
Finally, this release includes support for the CACE Technologies 
Wireless AirPcap Adapters, the first open and affordable solution for 
Wi-Fi capture on the Windows platform.
Full details of the changes can be found in the change log attached at
the end of this message. 

As always, we profoundly thank all the users that tested the 
development versions of WinPcap 4.0, it would not have been possible 
without your help and precious suggestions. Thanks!

Gianluca Varenni
WinPcap Team

Changelog from WinPcap 4.0 beta3

- Added support for Vista x64 by digitally signing all the binaries of
  the WinPcap distribution.
- Better error handling in the installer - if the installation of the 
  Microsoft Network Monitor Driver (NetMon) fails.
- Improved the documentation layout and readability - updated the 
  style sheet and migrated to Doxygen 1.5.1.


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