NAME

Net::Packet::ETH - Ethernet/802.3 layer 2 object

SYNOPSIS

   use Net::Packet::ETH;

   use Net::Packet::Consts qw(:eth);

   # Build layer to inject to network
   my $eth1 = Net::Packet::ETH->new(
      type => NP_ETH_TYPE_IPv6,
      dst  => "00:11:22:33:44:55",
   );

   # Decode from network to create the object
   # Usually, you do not use this, it is used by Net::Packet::Frame
   my $eth2 = Net::Packet::ETH->new(raw => $rawFromNetwork);

   print $eth1->print, "\n";

DESCRIPTION

This modules implements the encoding and decoding of the Ethernet/802.3 layer.

RFC: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc894.txt

See also Net::Packet::Layer and Net::Packet::Layer2 for other attributes and methods.

ATTRIBUTES

src
dst

Source and destination MAC addresses, in classical format (00:11:22:33:44:55).

type

The encapsulated layer type (IPv4, IPv6 ...) for Ethernet. Values for Ethernet types are greater than 1500. If it is less than 1500, you should use the length attribute (which is an alias of this one), because the layer is considered a 802.3 one. See http://www.iana.org/assignments/ethernet-numbers .

length

The length of the payload when this layer is a 802.3 one. This is the same attribute as type, but you cannot use it when calling new (you can only use it as an accessor after that).

METHODS

new

Object constructor. You can pass attributes that will overwrite default ones. Default values:

src: $Env->mac (see Net::Packet::Env)

dst: NP_ETH_ADDR_BROADCAST

type/length: NP_ETH_TYPE_IPv4

pack

Packs all attributes into a raw format, in order to inject to network. Returns 1 on success, undef otherwise.

unpack

Unpacks raw data from network and stores attributes into the object. Returns 1 on success, undef otherwise.

isTypeArp
isTypeIpv4
isTypeIpv6
isTypeIp - is type IPv4 or IPv6
isTypeVlan

Helper methods. Return true is the encapsulated upper layer is of specified type, false otherwise.

CONSTANTS

Load them: use Net::Packet::Consts qw(:eth);

NP_ETH_HDR_LEN

Ethernet header length in bytes.

NP_ETH_ADDR_BROADCAST

Ethernet broadcast address.

NP_ETH_TYPE_IPv4
NP_ETH_TYPE_IPv6
NP_ETH_TYPE_ARP

Various supported Ethernet types.

AUTHOR

Patrice <GomoR> Auffret

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2004-2006, Patrice <GomoR> Auffret

You may distribute this module under the terms of the Artistic license. See LICENSE.Artistic file in the source distribution archive.

RELATED MODULES

NetPacket, Net::RawIP, Net::RawSock

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