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PCAP_OPEN_DEAD(3)					     PCAP_OPEN_DEAD(3)

NAME
       pcap_open_dead  - open a fake pcap_t for compiling filters or opening a
       capture for output

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pcap/pcap.h>

       pcap_t *pcap_open_dead(int linktype, int snaplen);

DESCRIPTION
       pcap_open_dead() is used for creating a pcap_t structure	 to  use  when
       calling the other functions in libpcap.	It is typically used when just
       using libpcap for compiling BPF code.

       linktype specifies the link-layer type for the pcap_t.

       snaplen specifies the snapshot length for the pcap_t.

SEE ALSO
       pcap(3), pcap-linktype(7)

				 5 April 2008		     PCAP_OPEN_DEAD(3)
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