[Winpcap-users] timming analisy

Loris Degioanni loris.degioanni at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 15:51:23 GMT 2006

Ricardo Santos wrote:

> hi,
> i have a question for developers, whats is the timming measure of the 
> tool???
> when the packet come in the ethernet card, or the tool read the buffer 
> of ethernet card?

The packets are timestamped when they are received by the WinPcap 
capture driver, whose place in the OS is shortly described at 

Essentially, the timestamp is associated with the packet after it's 
being copied to the PC memory and when its arrival is signaled to the 


> thanks for attention,
> Ricardo
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