[Winpcap-users] Winpcap-users Digest, Vol 72, Issue 8
Fish" (David B. Trout
fish at infidels.org
Sat Apr 2 23:46:53 PDT 2011
Gianluca Varenni wrote:
> Fish wrote:
> > Gianluca Varenni wrote:
> > > 3. BIOCSETEVENTHANDLE should not be used directly
> > > (the other Packet APIs might stop working properly).
> > How so?! Please explain!
> 3. Suppose that you open a WinPcap handle with PacketOpenAdapter
Which does a CreateFile followed by a DeviceIoControl(BIOCSETEVENTHANDLE).
> and then call PacketSetReadEvt.
Which does a BIOCSETEVENTHANDLE to associate a [new] event handle for a
given open instance.
> This will create an event for you and send it to the driver with
> an IOCTL.
> Then the other Packet APIs will use that same event to wait for
> data reception.
For that open instance (i.e. Win32 HANDLE returned by CreateFile), yes.
> If you set another event by sending an IOCTL directly, the other
> Packet APIs will not be aware that you changed the event directly
> with an IOCTL.
If I use the same CreateFile HANDLE (open instance), then yes.
But if I use a different CreateFile HANDLE then no. It would not impact
other Packet APIs at all.
The problem only occurs if I use the same CreateFile HANDLE that
PacketOpenAdapter created, and then call BIOCSETEVENTHANDLE myself directly
to associate a completely different event handle for that open instance.
Then and ONLY then would it cause a problem.
But as long as I do my own CreateFile to obtain my own HANDLE, then I can do
BIOCSETEVENTHANDLE all I want an it would NOT impact the other Packet APIs
"Fish" (David B. Trout)
fish at softdevlabs.com
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