pcapinfo man page

pcapinfo — Prints detailed information about the network devices

Description

pcapinfo prints detailed information about the network devices and Pcap library available on the current host. Here is an example:

Host information
----------------
  Hostname      : fangorn.maddingue.net
  Aliases       : fangorn.local fangorn
  Pcap version  : libpcap version 0.8.3
Devices information
-------------------
Device eth0 (default)
  Description       : No description available
  Link type         : Ethernet, no autonegotiation, 10baseT-HD, link ok
  Hardware address  : 00:0c:6e:0a:c3:ca
  Network address   : 10.0.1.51
  Network mask      : 255.255.255.0
  Flags             : up running broadcast multicast
Device eth1
  Description       : No description available
  Link type         : Ethernet, no autonegotiation, 10baseT-HD, link ok
  Hardware address  : 00:26:54:0a:d8:4d
  Network address   : 192.168.1.51
  Network mask      : 255.255.255.0
  Flags             : up running broadcast multicast

The device marked as "(default)" is the one returned when calling "Net::Pcap::lookupdev()"

Some information like the link type can only be gathered with administrative privileges.

Author

Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni, <sebastien@aperghis.net>

Info

2016-05-09 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation