[Winpcap-users] pcap_fopen_offline() and pcap_close()
Fish" (David B. Trout
fish at infidels.org
Fri Jan 27 17:49:14 PST 2012
(Oops!) How the heck did THAT happen?!
Sorry folks! Please disregard previous nonsensical reply. I could have sworn I was replying to a completely different email.
"Fish" (David B. Trout)
fish at softdevlabs.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Fish" (David B. Trout) [mailto:fish at infidels.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 5:47 PM
> To: 'winpcap-users at winpcap.org'
> Subject: RE: [Winpcap-users] pcap_fopen_offline() and pcap_close()
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org [mailto:winpcap-users-
> > bounces at winpcap.org] On Behalf Of Boaz Brickner
> > Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:34 AM
> > To: winpcap-users at winpcap.org
> > Subject: [Winpcap-users] pcap_fopen_offline() and pcap_close()
> > Importance: High
> > Hi,
> > In Pcap.Net (http://pcapdot.net), I'm using pcap_fopen_offline() to open
> > files.
> > Since this function assumes the FILE* argument it gets is already open,
> > calling pcap_close() on its output also closes that FILE* or do I need to
> > close it separately.
> > At first, I thought I need to close it separately, but from some debugging
> > seems to me that pcap_fopen_offline() actually takes ownership over the
> > so pcap_close() will close it.
> > I just want to verify that I understand the behavior correctly.
> > Thanks,
> > Boaz.
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