Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 37846: /trunk/ /trunk/: dumpcap.c
From: Michael Tüxen <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 21:05:20 +0200
On Jul 1, 2011, at 8:41 PM, Guy Harris wrote:

> 
> On Jun 30, 2011, at 1:18 PM, [email protected] wrote:
> 
>> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=37846
>> 
>> User: gerald
>> Date: 2011/06/30 01:18 PM
>> 
>> Log:
>> Log the success or failure of pcap_open/pcap_create/pcap_open_live.
> 
> So, err, umm, is WinPcap's pcap_open_live() - well, you probably have a recent version of WinPcap, so it might be pcap_activate() inside pcap_open_live() - hanging, crashing, or *what* when you hand it "-" as an argument?  It *should* just quickly fail, so that dumpcap can fall back on "I guess that's a pipe".
Actually I guess that WinPcap's pcap_open_live() somehow calls exit(127)... Not
that I expect WinPcap to call exit() at all, I have no clue why this behavior
now shows up and not earlier... All parameters provided to the pcap_open_live()
call make sense (to me)...

Best regards
Michael
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