libpcap - A system-independent interface for user-level packet capture

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 7
Repository CentOS x86_64
Package name libpcap
Package version 1.5.3
Package release 11.el7
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Installed size 311.63 KB
Download size 137.21 KB
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Libpcap provides a portable framework for low-level network
monitoring.  Libpcap can provide network statistics collection,
security monitoring and network debugging.  Since almost every system
vendor provides a different interface for packet capture, the libpcap
authors created this system-independent API to ease in porting and to
alleviate the need for several system-dependent packet capture modules
in each application.
Install libpcap if you need to do low-level network traffic monitoring
on your network.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libpcap-1.5.3-11.el7.x86_64.rpm 1.5.3 x86_64 CentOS
libpcap - - -


Name Value
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Name Value
libpcap = 1.5.3-11.el7
libpcap(x86-32) = 1.5.3-11.el7 -


Type URL
Binary Package libpcap-1.5.3-11.el7.i686.rpm
Source Package libpcap-1.5.3-11.el7.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install libpcap rpm package:

# yum install libpcap




2017-10-17 - Michal Ruprich - 14:1.5.3-11
- Resolves: #1427251 - tcpdump incorrectly shows 0x8100 tag for 802.1ad frames
2017-08-15 - Martin Sehnoutka <> - 14:1.5.3-10
- Add support for AF_VSOCK
2017-05-29 - Martin Sehnoutka <> - 14:1.5.3-9
- Bound packet size to 64k
2015-09-15 - Michal Sekletar <> - 14:1.5.3-8
- make sure that sll header size is accounted for (#1176612)
2015-07-08 - Michal Sekletar <> - 14:1.5.3-7
- make sure that netlink monitor interfaces are also properly recognized by tcpdump (#1031974)
2015-06-16 - Michal Sekletar <> - 14:1.5.3-6
- libpcap now correctly recognizes Netlink datalink type (#1031974)
- fix vlan tagged packet filtering (#1079525)
2015-03-31 - Michal Sekletar <> - 14:1.5.3-5
- display also first packet when capturing in cooked mode (#1176612)
- make sure that userland bpf filter interpreter is given snaplen such that size of
cooked header is account for
2014-12-02 - Michal Sekletar <> - 14:1.5.3-4
- disable TPACKET_V3 memory mapped packet capture on AF_PACKET socket, use TPACKET_V2 instead (#1085096)
2014-02-13 - Michal Sekletar <> - 14:1.5.3-3
- don't crash when trying to filter on interface with NFLOG link layer type (#1062511)
2014-01-24 - Daniel Mach <> - 14:1.5.3-2
- Mass rebuild 2014-01-24

See Also

Package Description
libpcap-devel-1.5.3-11.el7.i686.rpm Libraries and header files for the libpcap library
libpcap-devel-1.5.3-11.el7.x86_64.rpm Libraries and header files for the libpcap library
libpciaccess-0.14-1.el7.i686.rpm PCI access library
libpciaccess-0.14-1.el7.x86_64.rpm PCI access library
libpciaccess-devel-0.14-1.el7.i686.rpm PCI access library development package
libpciaccess-devel-0.14-1.el7.x86_64.rpm PCI access library development package
libpeas-1.22.0-1.el7.i686.rpm Plug-ins implementation convenience library
libpeas-1.22.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm Plug-ins implementation convenience library
libpeas-devel-1.22.0-1.el7.i686.rpm Development files for libpeas
libpeas-devel-1.22.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm Development files for libpeas
libpeas-gtk-1.22.0-1.el7.i686.rpm GTK+ plug-ins support for libpeas
libpeas-gtk-1.22.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm GTK+ plug-ins support for libpeas
libpeas-loader-python-1.22.0-1.el7.i686.rpm Python 2 loader for libpeas
libpeas-loader-python-1.22.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm Python 2 loader for libpeas
libpfm-4.7.0-10.el7.i686.rpm Library to encode performance events for use by perf tool