NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

PCAP_LIST_DATALINKS(3PCAP)                        PCAP_LIST_DATALINKS(3PCAP)

NAME         top

       pcap_list_datalinks,  pcap_free_datalinks  - get a list of link-layer
       header types supported by a capture device, and free that list

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       int pcap_list_datalinks(pcap_t *p, int **dlt_buf);
       void pcap_free_datalinks(int *dlt_list);

DESCRIPTION         top

       pcap_list_datalinks() is used to get a list of the supported link-
       layer header types of the interface associated with the pcap
       descriptor.  pcap_list_datalinks() allocates an array to hold the
       list and sets *dlt_buf to point to that array.

       The caller is responsible for freeing the array with
       pcap_free_datalinks(), which frees the list of link-layer header
       types pointed to by dlt_list.

       It must not be called on a pcap descriptor created by pcap_create()
       that has not yet been activated by pcap_activate().

RETURN VALUE         top

       pcap_list_datalinks() returns the number of link-layer header types
       in the array on success, PCAP_ERROR_NOT_ACTIVATED if called on a
       capture handle that has been created but not activated, and
       PCAP_ERROR (-1) on other errors.  If PCAP_ERROR is returned,
       pcap_geterr() or pcap_perror() may be called with p as an argument to
       fetch or display the error text.

SEE ALSO         top

       pcap(3PCAP), pcap_geterr(3PCAP), pcap_datalink_val_to_name(3PCAP),
       pcap-linktype(7)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the libpcap (packet capture library) project.
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                                8 March 2015      PCAP_LIST_DATALINKS(3PCAP)