[Winpcap-users] Using winpcap on a VPN

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Mar 14 17:31:01 GMT 2007

Gaming Mouse wrote:

> Again, thanks very much for your help.  I installed wireshark and was 
> able to capture packets both on my wirless card (without the VPN), and 
> using the WAN (PPP/SLIP) adapter after my VPN was connected.  In both 
> cases, however, it was raw packet information, rather than the plaintext 
> html (or other plaintext traffic) that I am able to output with my 
> sample program.  However, I assume this is just default behavior and is 
> to be expected.

Replace "default" by "only", and that correctly describes Wireshark.

libpcap/WinPcap supplies raw packet data to the application; Wireshark 
is a network analyzer, so it analyzes all the data in the packet that it 

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