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Question on NET_BUFFER_LISTS and protocol.

IkkepopIkkepop Member Posts: 22
edited February 25 in NTDEV

As far as I can figure out NET_BUFFER will always give me the entire packet including the layer 2 headers (ethernet , wifi , etc ...). Is there some robust way to get where the IP header starts inside the NET_BUFFER and not rely on parsing the frames based on NDIS_MEDIUM (or maybe even that is not a feasible way)?
Also, can I make any assumptions about NET_BUFFERs that are within the same list or same chain of lists like, for example them being of the same protocol ?
I mean I know I can get NdisGetNetBufferListProtocolId and it will say that a list is all TCP, but it does not say weather it's all IPv4 or all IPv6, also does not say anything about the other lists in the chain.

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