[Winpcap-users] Future work on winpcap

Loris Degioanni loris.degioanni at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 23:48:41 GMT 2005


Eric Leblond wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to the list but the subject of the mail was so good for me I had
> to reply.
> On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 12:14 -0700, Loris Degioanni wrote:
>>Sure, there's always work to be done work.
>>I see many possible enhancements, and after the 3.1 release I plan to 
>>make a list of all the possible ones, and maybe submit it to the mailing 
>>list for priority sorting. The main areas I see are:
>>- OS support (64-bit, Vista...)
>>- Link layer support (wireless, loopback adapter)
>>- remote capture improvement (and integration with libpcap)
>>- security
> I've got questions related to Q-7 of the FAQ :
>       * Is it planned for 3.1 to add a better security model, like
>         "admin" only access to winpcap ?

Not yet. We considered adding security (including a control panel applet 
to set the privileges) in 3.1, but we decided to delay it to the next 
version, because we want a beta testing period for the feature.

>       * How much work does it involve to reach that goal ?

Not too much, hopefully, and I think it will be one of the priorities 
for the next version.


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