[Winpcap-users] PPI vendor number request

Gerald Combs gerald at wireshark.org
Mon Nov 24 19:12:17 GMT 2008

johnny cache wrote:
> Hello,
> I want like to thank you guys for the PPI specification. I worked out
> a solution nearly identical to this before I talked to dragorn and he
> referred me to your standard. I would also like 4 vendor numbers. One
> is going to be used for GPS tagging, and perhaps can be merged into
> the standard in the future. The other three are going to be used
> (probably) for internal only use. I would be happy to use values that
> are analogous to the internal only DLTs in pcap, but i didn't see any
> mentioned. I'm hoping this is intentional and reflects the lack of
> scarcity in your large vendor space.

I've reserved the following IDs:

  30002: GPS tagging
  30003: private
  30004: private
  30005: private

We'll be glad to include the GPS tagging field in the spec once it's finalized.

> Thanks for such a useful improvement to the pcap format that doesn't
> break anything :)

...except BPF :)

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