./net/libpcap, System-independent interface for user-level packet capture

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.8.1, Package name: libpcap-1.8.1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

This is libpcap, a system-independent interface for user-level packet
capture. libpcap provides a portable framework for low-level network
monitoring. Applications include network statistics collection,
security monitoring, network debugging, etc. Since almost every
system vendor provides a different interface for packet capture, and
since we've developed several tools that require this functionality,
we've created this system-independent API to ease in porting and to
alleviate the need for several system-dependent packet capture modules
in each application.

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SHA1: 32d7526dde8f8a2f75baf40c01670602aeef7e39
RMD160: 295766ab2646c05c330aa04cabc30c5737200279
Filesize: 721.839 KB

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   2017-07-24 09:23:28 by Darrin B. Jewell | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
fixes the case where header files aren't in /usr/include (Darwin SDKs)
   2017-04-19 13:50:18 by David Sainty | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Remove dependencies on VERSION, which trigger unintended implicit rules against
version.c on case-insensitive file systems.

Fixes build on Darwin in its out-of-the-box case-insensitive configuration.
   2017-02-02 19:46:39 by Maya Rashish | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
libpcap: update to 1.8.1

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 mcr@sandelman.ca
  Summary for 1.8.1 libpcap release
    Add a target in Makefile.in for Exuberant Ctags use: 'extags'.
    Rename configure.in to configure.ac: autoconf 2.59
    Clean up the name-to-DLT mapping table.
    Add some newer DLT_ values: \ 
    Clarify what the return values are for both success and failure.
    Many changes to build on windows
    Check for the "break the loop" condition in the inner loop for \ 
    Fix handling of packet count in the TPACKET_V3 inner loop: GitHub issue #493.
    Filter out duplicate looped back CAN frames.
    Fix the handling of loopback filters for IPv6 packets.
    Add a link-layer header type for RDS (IEC 62106) groups.
    Use different intermediate folders for x86 and x64 builds on Windows.
    On Linux, handle all CAN captures with pcap-linux.c, in cooked mode.
    Removes the need for the "host-endian" link-layer header type.
    Compile with '-Wused-but-marked-unused' in devel mode if supported
    Have separate DLTs for big-endian and host-endian SocketCAN headers.
    Reflect version.h being renamed to pcap_version.h.
    Require that version.h be generated: all build procedures we support \ 
generate version.h (autoconf, CMake, MSVC)!
    Properly check for sock_recv() errors.
    Re-impose some of Winsock's limitations on sock_recv().
    Replace sprintf() with pcap_snprintf().
    Fix signature of pcap_stats_ex_remote().
    Initial cmake support for remote packet capture.
    Have rpcap_remoteact_getsock() return a SOCKET and supply an "is \ 
active" flag.
    Clean up {DAG, Septel, Myricom SNF}-only builds.
    Do UTF-16-to-ASCII conversion into the right place.
    pcap_create_interface() needs the interface name on Linux.
    Clean up hardware time stamp support: the "any" device does not \ 
support any time stamp types.
    Add support for capturing on FreeBSD usbusN interfaces.
    Add a LINKTYPE/DLT_ value for FreeBSD USB.
    Go back to using PCAP_API on Windows.
    CMake support
    Add TurboCap support from WinPcap.
    Recognize 802.1ad nested VLAN tag in vlan filter.

Thursday Sep. 3, 2015 guy@alum.mit.edu
  Summary for 1.7.5 libpcap release
	Man page cleanups.
	Add some allocation failure checks.
	Fix a number of Linux/ucLinux configure/build issues.
	Fix some memory leaks.
	Recognize 802.1ad nested VLAN tag in vlan filter.
	Fix building Bluetooth Linux Monitor support with BlueZ 5.1+
   2016-03-08 13:53:34 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2)
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Disable univeral builds on Darwin
   2016-02-25 17:20:53 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (47)
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   2016-02-11 06:55:19 by John Klos | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Fix configure to match properly for darwin9 so that PowerPC code is generated
properly on Leopard systems.
   2015-10-17 12:07:54 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (3)
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Changes 1.7.4:
Include fix for GitHub issue 424 -- out of tree builds.
   2015-03-11 22:05:09 by Tobias Nygren | Files touched by this commit (8)
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Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 guy@alum.mit.edu/mcr@sandelman.ca
  Summary for 1.7.2 libpcap release
	Support for filtering Geneve encapsulated packets.

Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 guy@alum.mit.edu/mcr@sandelman.ca
  Summary for 1.7.0 libpcap release
	Fix handling of zones for BPF on Solaris
	new DLT for ZWAVE
	clarifications for read timeouts.
	added bpf_filter1() with extensions
	some fixes to compilation without stdint.h
	EBUSY can now be returned by SNFv3 code.

Monday Aug. 12, 2014 guy@alum.mit.edu
  Summary for 1.6.2 libpcap release
	Don't crash on filters testing a non-existent link-layer type
	Fix sending in non-blocking mode on Linux with memory-mapped
	Fix timestamps when reading pcap-ng files on big-endian

Saturday  Jul. 19, 2014 mcr@sandelman.ca
  Summary for 1.6.1 libpcap release
	some fixes for the any device
	changes for how --enable-XXX (--enable-sniffing, --enable-can) works

Wednesday Jul. 2, 2014 mcr@sandelman.ca
  Summary for 1.6.0 libpcap release
        Don't support D-Bus sniffing on OS X
        fixes for byte order issues with NFLOG captures
        Handle using cooked mode for DLT_NETLINK in activate_new().
        on platforms where you can not capture on down interfaces, do not list them
        but: do list interfaces which are down, if you can capture on them!

Wednesday December 18, 2013 guy@alum.mit.edu
Summary for 1.5.3 libpcap release
	Don't let packets that don't match the current filter get to the
	    application when TPACKET_V3 is used. (GitHub issue #331)
	Fix handling of pcap_loop()/pcap_dispatch() with a packet count
	    of 0 on some platforms (including Linux with TPACKET_V3).
	    (GitHub issue #333)
	Work around TPACKET_V3 deficiency that causes packets to be lost
	    when a timeout of 0 is specified. (GitHub issue #335)
	Man page formatting fixes.

Wednesday December 4, 2013 guy@alum.mit.edu
Summary for 1.5.2 libpcap release
	Fix libpcap to work when compiled with TPACKET_V3 support and
	    running on a kernel without TPACKET_V3 support. (GitHub
	    issue #329)

Wednesday November 20, 2013 guy@alum.mit.edu
Summary for 1.5.1 libpcap release
	Report an error, rather than crashing, if an IPv6 address is
	    used for link-layer filtering.  (Wireshark bug 9376)

Wednesday October 30, 2013 guy@alum.mit.edu
Summary for 1.5.0 libpcap release
	TPACKET_V3 support added for Linux
	Point users to the the-tcpdump-group repository on GitHub rather
	    than the mcr repository
	Checks added for malloc()/realloc()/etc. failures
	Fixed build on Solaris 11
	Support filtering filtering E1 SS7 traffic on MTP2 layer Annex A
	Use "ln -s" to link man pages by default
        Add support for getting nanosecond-resolution time stamps when
	    capturing and reading capture files
        Many changes to autoconf to deal better with non-GCC compilers
        added many new DLT types