Subject: Re: Documentation on BPFs?
To: Peter Simons <>
From: Marc Slemko <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/09/1997 23:20:22
On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Ken Hornstein wrote:

> >Can anyone point me to a good documentation of the Berkeley Packet
> >Filters? Reading other people's source is not a strength of mine,
> >that's why I am looking for a book, web page or any other document
> >that describes how to program them in detail.
> The two best sources of information about them I've found are the bpf man
> page, and the Usenix white paper (should be able to find it on

It is at:

to be exact.  From what I recall, it doesn't go deeply into the API but
presents a very useful conceptual overview that lets you understand how
things are done.