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pcap_setdirection(3)                              pcap_setdirection(3)




NAME

       pcap_setdirection  -  set  the direction for which packets will be cap-
       tured


SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       pcap_setdirection(3) *p, pcap_direction_t d);


DESCRIPTION

       pcap_setdirection(3) is used to specify a direction that packets will be
       captured.    d  is  one  of  the  constants  PCAP_D_IN,  PCAP_D_OUT  or
       PCAP_D_INOUT.  PCAP_D_IN will only  capture  packets  received  by  the
       device,  PCAP_D_OUT  will  only  capture packets sent by the device and
       PCAP_D_INOUT will capture packets received by or sent  by  the  device.
       PCAP_D_INOUT is the default setting if this function is not called.

       pcap_setdirection(3) isn't necessarily fully supported on all platforms;
       some platforms might return an error for all  values,  and  some  other
       platforms might not support PCAP_D_OUT.

       This operation is not supported if a ``savefile'' is being read.


RETURN VALUE

       pcap_setdirection(3)  returns  0 on success and -1 on failure.  If -1 is
       returned, pcap_geterr() or pcap_perror() may be called  with  p  as  an
       argument to fetch or display the error text.


SEE ALSO

       pcap(3), pcap_geterr(3)



                                 5 April 2008         pcap_setdirection(3)

libpcap 1.7.2 - Generated Sat Mar 14 15:48:15 CDT 2015
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