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Reading and Dropping Packets

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Im trying to find the best(fastest) way to capture packets in promiscuous mode. I have been using pcap before but I am curious if there is something better for linux systems.

Since pcap reads pakets at layer 2 of the OSI model (im learning so correct me if Im wrong) I would also like to be able to drop/block packets that I determine I do not want passing up the network protocol stack. Can someone reccomend the information Ill need to read to be able to do this.

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