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Is WinPcap still being developed?

asked 2019-04-11 04:58:50 +0000

Matt Davis gravatar image

As far as I can tell, WinPcap 4.1.3 is the final released version. Is that correct? Is it still being supported at all? By all appearances, it seems to still work on Windows 10, but I worry about the future if it isn't being actively maintained.

Am I correct in my understanding that npcap is a viable alternative and is still being developed?

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answered 2019-04-11 08:19:24 +0000

Anders gravatar image

Yes WinPcap is not activly supported any more and npcap is the only known successor.

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There are a few others, but npcap is the (currently) best solution.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-04-11 08:48:35 +0000 )edit

This page is quite useful to compare npcap and WinPCAP: https://nmap.org/npcap/vs-winpcap.html

Jasper gravatar imageJasper ( 2019-04-11 08:56:00 +0000 )edit

... Which is why Wireshark 3.0 ships with npcap rather than WinPcap.

JeffMorriss gravatar imageJeffMorriss ( 2019-04-11 12:48:32 +0000 )edit

Yes, after it appeared stable enough :-)

Jasper gravatar imageJasper ( 2019-04-11 12:58:41 +0000 )edit

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