Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Networking    

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Package raw enables reading and writing data at the device driver level for a network interface. MIT Licensed.

Deprecated: use github.com/mdlayher/packet on Linux instead. This package is unmaintained.

For more information about using sockets with Ethernet frames in Go, check out my blog post: Network Protocol Breakdown: Ethernet and Go.


This repository was one of my first major Go networking libraries. Although I have updated it on Linux to incorporate modern Go best practices (asynchronous I/O, runtime network poller integration), the non-Linux platform code is effectively unmaintained and does not have the same level of functionality.

I encourage all Linux users of this package to migrate to github.com/mdlayher/packet, which is a modern AF_PACKET library. The existing *raw.Conn APIs now call directly into the equivalent *packet.Conn APIs, and a level of indirection can be removed by migrating to that package.

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