Decoding IP headers
In the Decoding Ethernet headers recipe, we created the
got_packet() callback function that libpcap called for each packet that was captured. In this function, we showed you how to pull the Ethernet header information from the packet and created a
switch statement that called different functions based on the protocol type. In that
switch statement, we made a reference to a
decodeIp() function that is used to decode the IP headers. In this recipe, we will create this
The IP header is a part of the second layer (Internet layer) of our header stack. Its structure is shown in the following diagram:
The components ...