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PCAP_LOOKUPDEV(3PCAP)                                    PCAP_LOOKUPDEV(3PCAP)




NAME

       pcap_lookupdev - find the default device on which to capture


SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       char errbuf[PCAP_ERRBUF_SIZE];

       char *pcap_lookupdev(char *errbuf);


DESCRIPTION

       pcap_lookupdev()  returns  a  pointer  to a string giving the name of a
       network device suitable for use with pcap_create() and pcap_activate(),
       or  with  pcap_open_live(),  and with pcap_lookupnet().  If there is an
       error, NULL is returned and errbuf is filled  in  with  an  appropriate
       error  message.   errbuf  is  assumed  to  be  able  to  hold  at least
       PCAP_ERRBUF_SIZE chars.


SEE ALSO

       pcap(3), pcap_create(3), pcap_activate(3), pcap_open_live(3),
       pcap_lookupnet(3)



                                 5 April 2008            PCAP_LOOKUPDEV(3PCAP)

libpcap 1.0.0 - Generated Thu Oct 30 06:50:13 CDT 2008
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