[Winpcap-users] Windows 8

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Jan 30 14:38:34 PST 2013

On Jan 30, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Gianluca Varenni <Gianluca.Varenni at riverbed.com> wrote:

> The advantages of migrating to NDIS6 would be
> - probably better performance (but it's not guaranteed) and in general avoiding to go thru the thunking layer between NDIS5 (what we currently use) and NDIS6
> - support for RT (although I'm not sure if just supporting NDIS6 would be enough)
> - cleanup of the driver sources

-acting as a lightweight filter driver, which might (again) allow capturing on PPP devices and might avoid the weirdness where the vendor description of some devices is the vendor description of some intermediate driver (e.g., "Microsoft" or "Sun" being the name of the device)?  The NetMon driver in NT 6.x is, I think, a lightweight filter driver.

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