[Bug 21571] WinPcap 4.0.1: Setup cannot install Microsoft Network Monitor Driver (NetMon)

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Tue Feb 2 12:02:07 CST 2010


--- Comment #4 from Juan Lang <juan_lang at yahoo.com>  2010-02-02 12:02:06 ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> Hmm thanks for letting me know, but then that still present a problem. Several
> network programs rely strongly on winpcap to work - would it be possible for
> wine to implement libpcap (Wireshark base) and fool the program into thinking
> it were using WinPcap? Some example programs are KFSensor which relies on this.

Possible?  Yes.  Going to happen?  No, because it's beyond Wine's scope. 
Winpcap isn't part of Windows.  So, we might get its device driver to install,
even though that's slightly beyond Wine's scope, but the best we could do is
for it to do nothing.  That is, it'd never capture any packets.  This is almost
certainly not what you want, and you really need to investigate a native
solution, or convince the app developers to write one for you.

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