PCAP next generation file format specification
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guyharris Add an if_hardware option, for a description of the interface hardware.
Use "Broadcom NetXtreme" as an example for if_hardware; give more
"friendly name" strings as examples for if_description, and give some
examples of hardware descriptions.

The idea is to, for example, let programs record both the "friendly
name" and hardware description on Windows, and draw a distinction
between them.  This needs to be cleaned up in both libpcap (in a future
version that supplies IDB-style interface information) and Wireshark.
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The pcap Next Generation Capture File Format

This is the GitHub repository for the pcapng file format draft specification. The specification is currently a work-in-progress.

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Some known implementations that read or write the pcapng file format are listed on the wiki.