I believe some libpcap functions, needed for remote capturing, are not available on Mac OS X.
if test $ac_cv_func_pcap_open = "yes" -a \
$ac_cv_func_pcap_findalldevs_ex = "yes" -a \
$ac_cv_func_pcap_createsrcstr = "yes" ; then
[Define to 1 if you have WinPcap remote capturing support and prefer to use these new API features.])
Looks like pcap_createsrcstr() is not available on Mac OS X. Thus HAVE_PCAP_REMOTE is not set and that's the reason why that feature is not built into the Mac OS X binary.
UPDATE: You can implement another "remote capturing" method, by using pipes and ssh on Mac OS X.
Search for "Remote Capture".
12 Jul '12, 08:15