[Dshield] WinPCap

Brenden Walker BKWalker at DRBSystems.com
Thu Sep 4 21:12:51 GMT 2003


Nope, shouldn't have any affect unless in use.  At least I haven't had any
loss of bandwidth on my Windoze machine at work.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Berg [mailto:shawn at saeweb.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 4:11 PM
> To: list at dshield.org
> Subject: [Dshield] WinPCap
> 
> 
> Anyone know if simply installing the WinPCap driver (to use 
> programs such as ethereal to capture packets) will tax the 
> NIC at all when it is not being used? Wanted to check out 
> some traffic on a few servers but dont want to install those 
> drivers if they will cause the computer/nic to process 
> anything any slower.
> 
> Looked on their site but didn't see any mention of such a 
> question in their FAQ.
> 




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