R: [Winpcap-users] Administrator privileges in order to use winpcap?
davide.schiera at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 12:22:28 GMT 2006
you can also try to run from a prompt the command "net start npf" (or launch
a script that execute this command).
> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org
> [mailto:winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org] Per conto di Bryan Kadzban
> Inviato: venerdì 9 giugno 2006 13.07
> A: winpcap-users at winpcap.org
> Oggetto: Re: [Winpcap-users] Administrator privileges in
> order to use winpcap?
> Eduardo Escudero Sánchez wrote:
> > The problem is that i would like not to have the need of
> having admin
> > privileges in order to use my application.
> Do what Ethereal 0.99.0 gives you the option to do. In the
> installer, it asks whether you want to start the NPF driver
> at system startup time.
> This allows non-admins to capture packets because starting
> NPF (and maybe netmon) is the only thing that requires admin
> To do this manually, go into device manager, select "show
> non-present devices", find "NetGroup Packet Filter", go to
> its properties, find whatever tab has the "startup" dropdown
> on it, and change that from "Demand" to "Automatic". You
> also might have to do the same with the "Network Monitor"
> driver, although I don't know for sure. (WinPcap 3.1 needs
> this driver to capture from PPP-style interfaces, though one
> of its dependent DLLs always tries to start it. Not sure
> about older or newer versions.)
> But: Is there a reason you're using the packet.dll
> functions? Those are not necessarily going to be kept
> compatible in the future. If you don't need packet.dll
> specific stuff, then it's much better to use wpcap.dll (the
> libpcap-style interface), because that *will* remain compatible.
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