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SubjectRe: SOCK_PACKET (was Re: [patch] fixed af_packet...)
On Sat, Mar 13, 1999 at 08:47:30AM +0100, B. James Phillippe wrote:
> On 13 Mar 1999, Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> > >
> > > tcpdump uses obsolete (PF_INET,SOCK_PACKET)
> >
> > Because that API is obsolete, and Linux does not want to support it
> > forever.
>
> I'm sorry, I'm terribly ignorant. Is there some documentation on how to
> update programs that use this API to the 2.2 method (eg. what is the 2.2
> method)? I wrote a program for sending gratuitous ARP requests using
> SOCK_PACKET under 2.0 and I'd like to redo it for 2.2.

For existing programs the easiest way is to simply replace the

socket(PF_INET, SOCK_PACKET, ...);

with
socket(PF_PACKET, SOCK_RAW, ...);

To use the extended functions of the new packet family see the packet
manpage in ftp.muc.de:/people/ak/netman*


-Andi

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