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PCAP_INJECT(3)		   Library Functions Manual		PCAP_INJECT(3)

NAME
       pcap_inject, pcap_sendpacket - transmit a packet

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<pcap/pcap.h>

       int pcap_inject(pcap_t *p, const	void *buf, size_t size);
       int pcap_sendpacket(pcap_t *p, const u_char *buf, int size);

DESCRIPTION
       pcap_inject()  sends  a	raw  packet through the	network	interface; buf
       points to the data of the packet, including the link-layer header,  and
       size is the number of bytes in the packet.

       Note  that,  even  if  you successfully open the	network	interface, you
       might not have permission to send packets on it,	or it might  not  sup-
       port  sending packets; as pcap_open_live() doesn't have a flag to indi-
       cate whether to open for	capturing, sending, or capturing and  sending,
       you  cannot  request  an	 open that supports sending and	be notified at
       open time whether sending will be possible.  Note also  that  some  de-
       vices might not support sending packets.

       Note  that,  on	some  platforms,  the  link-layer header of the	packet
       that's sent might not be	the same  as  the  link-layer  header  of  the
       packet  supplied	to pcap_inject(), as the source	link-layer address, if
       the header contains such	an address, might be changed to	be the address
       assigned	 to the	interface on which the packet it sent, if the platform
       doesn't support sending completely raw  and  unchanged  packets.	  Even
       worse,  some drivers on some platforms might change the link-layer type
       field to	whatever value libpcap used when attaching to the device, even
       on  platforms  that do nominally	support	sending	completely raw and un-
       changed packets.

       pcap_sendpacket() is like pcap_inject(),	but it returns 0  on  success,
       rather  than  returning	the  number  of	bytes written.	(pcap_inject()
       comes from OpenBSD; pcap_sendpacket() comes  from  WinPcap.   Both  are
       provided	for compatibility.)

RETURN VALUE
       pcap_inject()  returns the number of bytes written on success and -1 on
       failure.

       pcap_sendpacket() 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
       pcap(3),	pcap_geterr(3)

				3 January 2014			PCAP_INJECT(3)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO

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