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+(1) To configure libpcap under AIX 4.x, you should use DLPI instead
+ of BPF, since IBM's version of BPF includes some undocumented
+ and unsupported changes to the original BPF.
+ This can be done by specifying the flag:
+ --with-pcap=dlpi
+ to the "configure" script for libpcap.
+(2) Also, it is a good idea to have the latest version of the DLPI
+ driver on your system, since certain versions may be buggy and
+ cause your AIX system to crash. DLPI is included in the
+ fileset bos.rte.tty. I found that the DLPI driver that came with
+ AIX 4.3.2 was buggy, and had to upgrade to bos.rte.tty
+ lslpp -l bos.rte.tty
+ bos.rte.tty COMMITTED Base TTY Support and Commands
+ Updates for AIX filesets can be obtained from:
+ ftp://service.software.ibm.com/aix/fixes/
+ These updates can be installed with the smit program.
+(3) After compiling libpcap, you need to make sure that the DLPI driver
+ is loaded. Type:
+ strload -q -d dlpi
+ If the result is:
+ dlpi: yes
+ then the DLPI driver is loaded correctly.
+ If it is:
+ dlpi: no
+ Then you need to type:
+ strload -f /etc/dlpi.conf
+ Check again with strload -q -d dlpi that the dlpi driver is loaded.
+ Alternatively, you can uncomment the lines for DLPI in
+ /etc/pse.conf and reboot the machine; this way DLPI will always
+ be loaded when you boot your system.