pylibpcap and multiple threads

Örjan Gustavsson orjan at
Mon Jan 24 15:18:39 CET 2005

Hi All!

Sorry if this is not the correct forum for this kind of question (I did 
not find any pylibpcap related lists).

I am trying to use pylibpcap to capture network traffic from several 
ethernet devices at the same time, each nic having a separate thread 
assigned to it.

My problem is that when one thread is blocking inside pcap.loop() for 
instance, it seems to have acquired the GIL, so that no other threads 
can run.

Does anyone know a way to do this with threads, or is the only way to 
have separate processes for each NIC?


Örjan Gustavsson

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