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The RPCAP (Remote Packet CAPture) system for Linux allows the capture of network traffic on a remote system. It is a two component system, with a "server" component running on the remote system, which uses libpcap to capture network packets, and uplink them to the client system. The client side component of rpcap is a library called librpcap, which exposes a subset of the libpcap API. The client and server components use standard Sun RPC communication mechanisms for providing a transparent, libpcap-compatible API for the capture of remote network traffic.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Oct 2002 03:12

    Release Notes: This release features a GNU autotools-based build, some new functionality in the API, major bugfixes, and the release of rtdump, which is a modified tcpdump linked to librpcap for remote packet capture.

    •  10 Feb 2002 19:46

      Release Notes: A bug in the client example code hung the test program. This has now been fixed. Also, RPCAP requires the installation of additional header files and of libpcap in the /usr/local hierarchy for the client library to build. This requirement has now been clearly explained, and the detailed build documentation has been updated in the INSTALL file.

      •  08 Feb 2002 05:01

        Release Notes: Addition of pcap_stats and pcap_close, and completed implementations of pcap_lookupdev and pcap_lookupnet. All the available functionality has been tested and is working, and updates were made to the documentation and example program.

        •  03 Feb 2002 14:27

          Release Notes: All of the currently implemented features are working.


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