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Re: [lwip-devel] [bug #40245] unix port minimal project has abundant tim

From: Sylvain Rochet
Subject: Re: [lwip-devel] [bug #40245] unix port minimal project has abundant timers
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:40:36 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello Simon,

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 02:56:56PM +0100, Sg wrote:
> Pcapif uses pcap to implement a netif that is hooked to the real
> network like on a switch. Although in the win32 folder, pcapif.c
> should be platform independent and thus work on Unix/Linux too.
> (Pcapif helper OTOH relies on win32 functions to provide what pcap
> doesn't).
> I thought using libpcap could be more simple to use than tapif,
> mainly because it doesn't require any external setup other than
> having libpcap installed.

Yes, it is simpler but it does not add any new outstanding test features 
IMHO, pcap interface is more or less a subset of tun/tap.

Is there a valid use case where unix and win32 ports are used for 
anything else than testing the stack ?


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