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PCAP_SETNONBLOCK(3)                                        PCAP_SETNONBLOCK(3)




NAME
pcap_setnonblock, pcap_getnonblock - set or get the state of non-block- ing mode on a capture device
SYNOPSIS
#include <pcap/pcap.h> char errbuf[PCAP_ERRBUF_SIZE]; int pcap_setnonblock(pcap_t *p, int nonblock, char *errbuf); int pcap_getnonblock(pcap_t *p, char *errbuf);
DESCRIPTION
pcap_setnonblock() puts a capture handle into ``non-blocking'' mode, or takes it out of ``non-blocking'' mode, depending on whether the non- block argument is non-zero or zero. It has no effect on ``savefiles''. If there is an error, -1 is returned and errbuf is filled in with an appropriate error message; otherwise, 0 is returned. In ``non-block- ing'' mode, an attempt to read from the capture descriptor with pcap_dispatch() will, if no packets are currently available to be read, return 0 immediately rather than blocking waiting for packets to arrive. pcap_loop() and pcap_next() will not work in ``non-blocking'' mode.
RETURN VALUE
pcap_getnonblock() returns the current ``non-blocking'' state of the capture descriptor; it always returns 0 on ``savefiles''. If there is an error, -1 is returned and errbuf is filled in with an appropriate error message. errbuf is assumed to be able to hold at least PCAP_ERRBUF_SIZE chars.
SEE ALSO
pcap(3), pcap_loop(3), pcap_next_ex(3), pcap_geterr(3) 5 April 2008 PCAP_SETNONBLOCK(3)
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