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The following instructions apply if you have a Linux platform and want
libpcap to support the Septel range of passive network monitoring cards
from Intel (
1) Install and build the Septel software distribution by following the
instructions supplied with that package.
2) Configure libcap. To allow the 'configure' script to locate the Septel
software distribution use the '--with-septel' option:
./configure --with-septel=DIR
where DIR is the root of the Septel software distribution, for example
By default (if you write only ./configure --with-septel) it takes
./../septel as argument for DIR.
If the Septel software is correctly detected 'configure' will
checking whether we have Septel API... yes
If 'configure' reports that there is no Septel API, the directory may have been
incorrectly specified or the Septel software was not built before configuring
See also the libpcap INSTALL.txt file for further libpcap configuration
Building libpcap at this stage will include support for both the native
packet capture stream and for capturing from Septel cards. To build
libpcap with only Septel support specify the capture type as 'septel'
when configuring libpcap:
./configure --with-septel=DIR --with-pcap=septel
Applications built with libpcap configured in this way will only detect Septel
cards and will not capture from the native OS packet stream.
Note: As mentioned in pcap-septel.c we should first edit the system.txt
file to change the user part example (UPE) module id to 0xdd instead of
0x2d for technical reason. So this change in system.txt is crutial and
things will go wrong if it's not done. System.txt along with config.txt
are configuration files that are edited by the user before running the
gctload program that uses these files for initialising modules and
configuring parameters.
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