pcap_setdirection() is used to specify a direction that packets
will be captured. d is one of the constants PCAP_D_IN,
PCAP_D_OUT or PCAP_D_INOUT. PCAP_D_IN will only capture packets
received by the device, PCAP_D_OUT will only capture packets sent
by the device and PCAP_D_INOUT will capture packets received by
or sent by the device. PCAP_D_INOUT is the default setting if
this function is not called.
pcap_setdirection() isn't necessarily fully supported on all
platforms; some platforms might return an error for all values,
and some other platforms might not support PCAP_D_OUT.
This operation is not supported if a ``savefile'' is being read.
pcap_setdirection() returns 0 on success,
PCAP_ERROR_NOT_ACTIVATED if called on a capture handle that has
been created but not activated, or PCAP_ERROR on other errors. If
PCAP_ERROR is returned, pcap_geterr(3PCAP) or pcap_perror(3PCAP)
may be called with p as an argument to fetch or display the error
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