[Winpcap-users] pcap_get_selectable_fd for WinPcap

Andreas Rieke andreas.rieke at isl.de
Sun Apr 26 12:33:40 PDT 2009


on unix systems, the function pcap_get_selectable_fd is very useful for
event loops with the select function. Unfortunately,
pcap_get_selectable_fd is not contained in the windows implementation -
at least not in WinPcap 4.0.2.

Is it planned to implement the function in 4.1 or later versions? Or is
it already implemented? Or is it technically hard/impossible to
implement that on windows systems? Can I maybe - with some modifications
- use the handle returned by pcap_fileno within the select loop?

I do know that windows has a similar function WaitForMultipleEvents, but
things are much easier when different versions of pcap are compatible;
additionally, it makes no sense to use select for some events and
WaitForMultipleEvents for some other events.

Thanks in advance,


Dr. Andreas Rieke
ISL Internet Sicherheitslösungen GmbH
Bergstrasse 128, 58095 Hagen
Amtsgericht Hagen HRB 3816

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