R: [Winpcap-users] Administrator privileges in order to use winpcap?

Eduardo Escudero Sánchez edu.kungfu at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 09:21:00 GMT 2006

Nono my program only need admin privileges to send packets (apart from
installing it of course) i will try what you have said and ill see if it
works. I will tell you if it goes fine

2006/6/9, Bryan Kadzban <bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net>:
> Nick Duda wrote:
> > Just an option, but, we use Application Security
> > (www.desktopstandard.com) to elevate winpcap to run as an admin for
> > non admins on execution of a program that uses it. It's been working
> > great.
> I still think that just doing an "sc config npf start= auto" (yes, I
> think I misspoke earlier again; I now believe it should be auto, not
> automatic) once, at install time, is easier.  (You only need to run a
> winpcap program as an admin once per boot, not all the time.  The only
> thing that requires admin privileges is starting the driver(s).)
> Then you don't have to worry about programs running with too many
> privileges ever (and *perhaps* being vulnerable to buffer overflows,
> which would give admin access to the machine if exploited), and you also
> don't have to worry about one more program/driver/whatever that might
> break.  The fewer required components, the better.
> Not saying that product is useless in general, but in this case, it
> seems to be slightly pointless when you can work around the requirement
> with one command that runs once.
> Unless the process that's using winpcap is also doing other things that
> require admin privileges, that is?
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