#3 Updated by Eric Leblond about 4 years ago
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It is already working with at least pcap v1.3.0 (version since 2010 should work if we trust website).
It is enough to do:
bin/suricata -r ~eric/git/oisf/benches/sample-wlan0.pcapng
to have a correct parsing of sample-wlan0.pcapng which is a pcap-ng 1.0 file:
file ~eric/git/oisf/benches/sample-wlan0.pcapng /home/eric/git/oisf/benches/sample-wlan0.pcapng: pcap-ng capture file - version 1.0
#7 Updated by Eric Leblond about 4 years ago
It is not mentioned in any feature request (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=53067&atid=469580). It is possible this is not planned at all as it will break some important part of the API. For example, pcap_datalink() which is used by suricata as a pcap handle argument. This is not good in pcap-ng where the datalink can depends on the packet (and need to be updated for each packets).
Currently, when running in pcap mode with a file with two different interfaces (on Ethernet and one tuntap iface), we've got this:
 10/9/2012 -- 17:50:19 - (source-pcap-file.c:188) <Error> (ReceivePcapFileLoop) -- [ERRCODE: SC_ERR_PCAP_DISPATCH(20)] - error code -1 an interface has a type 12 different from the type of the first interface
pcap detects the problem but do not support the feature.
#12 Updated by Guy Harris almost 2 years ago
At some point, in my Copious Free Time(TM), I want to add new APIs to libpcap that support the full capabilities of pcap-ng. The routines implementing those APIs will also be able to read pcap files transparently, so if code is changed to use the new APIs, it will still be able to read pcap files. However, to support the full capabilities of pcap-ng, a program or library would have to be changed. The old APIs will continue to be supported, with the existing limitations.
I have no schedule for that; see the previous reference to Copious Free Time. :-)
Wireshark's code to read pcap-ng is in the same place in the source code as the other code to read file formats - the wiretap subdirectory, in wiretap/pcapng.c. However, neither the API to libwiretap nor the interface between code to read file formats and the libwiretap core is stable.