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

PCAP_SETDIRECTION(3PCAP)                            PCAP_SETDIRECTION(3PCAP)

NAME         top

       pcap_setdirection  - set the direction for which packets will be cap‐
       tured

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       int pcap_setdirection(pcap_t *p, pcap_direction_t d);

DESCRIPTION         top

       pcap_setdirection() is used to specify a direction that packets will
       be captured.  d is one of the constants PCAP_D_IN, PCAP_D_OUT or
       PCAP_D_INOUT.  PCAP_D_IN will only capture packets received by the
       device, PCAP_D_OUT will only capture packets sent by the device and
       PCAP_D_INOUT will capture packets received by or sent by the device.
       PCAP_D_INOUT is the default setting if this function is not called.

       pcap_setdirection() isn't necessarily fully supported on all
       platforms; some platforms might return an error for all values, and
       some other platforms might not support PCAP_D_OUT.

       This operation is not supported if a ``savefile'' is being read.

RETURN VALUE         top

       pcap_setdirection() returns 0 on success and -1 on failure.  If -1 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)

COLOPHON         top

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