Getting header of received UDP packet

Discussion in 'C++' started by Philliam Auriemma, May 1, 2010.

  1. Hello,
    I am programming an application which will send and receive UDP
    packets, however for the received packets I need to be able to read
    the header information. Is this possible in Winsock? As far as I am
    aware, it strips the header information and just gives you the data of
    the packet. If not, would something else do it like WinPCap or
    something else?
    Philliam Auriemma, May 1, 2010
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  2. Philliam Auriemma

    Ian Collins Guest

    You'll have to ask on a platform specific group, this is out of scope
    for the C++ language. Or google for raw sockets.
    Ian Collins, May 1, 2010
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  3. Philliam Auriemma

    Haider Guest

    This is out of scope of C++. consult Steven's on unix socket for more
    theoretical information have a look at TCP/IP by Komer.
    Haider, May 1, 2010
  4. To be a little pedantic, just in case any reader gets the wrong idea,
    it's not "out of scope of C++," but rather "off topic in comp.lang.c++."


    Paul Bibbings
    Paul Bibbings, May 1, 2010
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