Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Anyone using the rpcap support?
From: Stephen Donnelly <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 09:32:11 +1300
On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 09:16 +0100, Stig Bjørlykke wrote:
> Ok.  I have made some improvements to Wireshark regarding RPCAP
> support.  I have also managed to build a customized libpcap-1.0 with
> the remote support from winpcap, which works on OSX, Solaris and Linux
> (I still have some problems when closing the connection, but remote
> capturing works).
> But I don't know where to go from here.  I can see this solutions:
> 1. Ask the libpcap developers to add the remote support from winpcap.
>    Paul has asked on the libpcap bugtracker, without any replies:
>    http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2058894&group_id=53067&atid=469577

The Sourceforge site is not actively used by libpcap developers AFAIK.
You might get a better response posting to the tcpdump-workers list at

> or
> 2. Include the remote support in Wireshark when building on non-win32.
>    This is not optimal, but works as a backup when missing support in libpcap.
> Gerald: Is it CACE who is working on WinPcap?
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