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NAME

    Net::Pcap - Interface to pcap(3) LBL packet capture library


DESCRIPTION

    The Net::Pcap module is a Perl binding to the LBL pcap(3) packet 
    capture library.

    The latest source code for the Pcap library can be found at 
    <http://www.tcpdump.org/>.  The source code and binary for the 
    Win32 port can be found at <http://www.winpcap.org/>.


INSTALLATION

    This module needs an ANSI-compliant compiler, the libpcap and
    its C headers to be installed on the target system.  On many
    operating systems, simply install the "libpcap" and "libpcap-dev"
    packages.

    If the library and C headers are not installed in a standard
    location, please provide the appropriate paths to Makefile.PL
    using the INC and/or LIBS options:

        $ perl Makefile.PL INC=-I/opt/pcap/include \
            LIBS='-L/opt/pcap/lib -lpcap'

    Then compile the extension as per usual:

        $ make all test
        $ make install

    To install the extension in a private directory, you can use the
    PREFIX option when creating Makefile.PL.

    For most of the tests, an administrative account is required 
    since opening a network interface in promiscuous mode is a 
    privileged operation.  Some tests also require a working network 
    interface with traffic on it otherwise the tests will appear to 
    hang.  You can generate traffic by pinging a non existing IP 
    address on your network segment.  Consult the source for individual 
    tests for more information.

    You can select the interface Net::Pcap will use for its tests by 
    creating a file device.txt in the distribution root directory and 
    putting the device name inside.

    Net::Pcap is compatible with all the versions of the Pcap library, 
    including the old BSD ones and the Windows port WinPcap.

    Net::Pcap should work on any Perl since 5.004_05. This module has 
    been tested by the author on the following Perl and system versions
    but is likely to run on many more:

      Perl    Architecture                            GCC     Pcap
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      5.4.5   i686-linux                              3.4.1   0.8.3
      5.5.3   i686-linux                              3.4.1   0.8.3
      5.6.2   i686-linux                              3.4.1   0.8.3
      5.8.5   i386-linux-thread-multi                 3.4.1   0.8.3
      5.8.8   i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi             4.0.4   0.9.4
      5.8.7   x86_64-linux                            4.0.1   0.9.1
      5.8.8   i386-freebsd-64int                      3.4.4   0.9.1
      5.8.6   darwin-thread-multi-2level (PowerPC)    4.0.1

    For Perl 5.004, you may need to install ExtUtils::Constant with 
    this patch: 
        http://public.activestate.com/cgi-bin/perlbrowse?patch=25927

    See also the corresponding CPAN Testers page: 
        http://testers.cpan.org/show/Net-Pcap.html

    and the CPAN Testers Matrix:
        http://bbbike.radzeit.de/~slaven/cpantestersmatrix.cgi?dist=Net-Pcap


SUPPORT AND DOCUMENTATION

    After installing, you can find documentation for this module with
    the perldoc command.

        perldoc Net::Pcap

    You can also look for information at:

        Search CPAN
            http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-Pcap

        CPAN Request Tracker:
            http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Name=Net-Pcap

        AnnoCPAN, annotated CPAN documentation: 
            http://annocpan.org/dist/Net-Pcap

        CPAN Ratings:
            http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Net-Pcap

    See also the examples scripts provided in the distribution, in the
    examples/ subdirectory.


HISTORY

    The original version of Net::Pcap, version 0.01, was written by 
    Peter Lister <p.lister@cranfield.ac.uk> using SWIG.

    Version 0.02 was created by Bo Adler <thumper@alumni.caltech.edu> 
    with a few bugfixes but not uploaded to CPAN.  It can be found at:
        http://www.buttsoft.com/~thumper/software/perl/Net-Pcap/

    Versions 0.03 and 0.04 were created by Tim Potter (TIMPOTTER) who 
    entirely rewrote Net::Pcap using XS and wrote the documentation, 
    with the help of David N. Blank-Edelman <dnb@ccs.neu.edu> for 
    testing and general polishing.

    Version 0.05 was released by Marco Carnut (KCARNUT) with fixes 
    to make it work with Cygwin and WinPcap. 

    Version 0.04.02 was independantly created by Jean-Louis Morel 
    (JLMOREL) but not uploaded on the CPAN. It can be found here: 
        http://www.bribes.org/perl/wnetpcap.html
    Based on Tim Potter's version 0.04, it included fixes for WinPcap
    and added wrappers for several new libpcap functions as well as 
    WinPcap specific functions. 


COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

    Copyright (C) 2005-2009 Sebastien Aperghis-Tramoni. All rights reserved.
    Copyright (C) 2003 Marco Carnut. All rights reserved. 
    Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Tim Potter. All rights reserved. 
    Copyright (C) 1998 Bo Adler. All rights reserved. 
    Copyright (C) 1997 Peter Lister. All rights reserved. 

    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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