1.1 - Getting Around
Let briefly go over all of the packages in jNetPcap SDK and what they contain:
org +-> jnetcap - this is the main libpcap wrapper package. It contains + all of the API for accessing libpcap functionality. | These classes and methods do very little of their own | logic and simply pass your requests over to native | libpcap which handles those the requested actions. | +-> winpcap - extension to libpcap wrapper that provides WinPcap | functions. This is operating system dependent package | and you must use
WinPcap.isSupported()call before | using any classes and methods in this package. | +-> nio - native IO and memory classes. This package defines | memory management classes that allocate native memory, | peer native structures and functions to java classes. | This is also where the very important
JBufferclass resides. | +-> util - various utility classes. This is where you will find | logging helpers,
JConfigclass which manages configurations | through property files and address resolvers. | +-> protocol - a library of supported CORE protocol headers. | This is where you will find Ip4, Tcp, Udp, Ethernet | and a host of other header definitions, ready for you | to use. | +-> packet - packet decoding framework. This package defines important | components of the decoder. JScanner, PcapPacket, and the very | important baseclass JHeader. JScanner decodes packets | and stores the packet state information in native structures. | PcapPacket class reads this state information and can | peer (or reference via native memory) header objects. | All header classes subclass JHeader class. | +-> format - packet formatters. They dump the decoded packet | content in textual form. You can use TextFormatter or XmlFormatter. | +-> structure - this package is utilized by protocol builders. | It contains building blocks of decoded packet that | formatters use. This is a package you will not normally | have to deal with. | +-> annotate - annotation interfaces used in writting protocol headers. Unless you are writting a new protocol header definiton you will not need access any of these annotations.