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A simple adapter neutral driver for sending and receiving packets from NDIS adapters, querying adapters, and assigning and querying protocol addresses.

It supports these operations:

  • Read – Get the next packet that matches our target type
  • Write – Put a packet on the indicated adapter, building a link layer header as appropriate
  • LookupAddress – Match a partial address (either the protocol address or the link layer address) on the indicated adapter and return the full address.
  • PushAddress – Set an address mapping, deleting previous matching protocol addresses.
  • EraseAddress – Remove matching address mappings.
  • EnumAdapters – Return an array of adapter indices.
  • Bufferedmode – Set buffered mode to allow userland use of NtReadFile in lan.sys (mostly testing).
  • AddAddress – Set an address association for the indicated adapter. This will be considered to be a local address and will be associated with the adapter's link layer address.
  • RemAddress – Remove a local address from the indicated adapter.
  • AdapterInfo – Return a struct containing information about the indicated adapter, including its ndis registry key, speed, link layer address, etc.
  • Sending a packet from LAN.SYS: fill out a LAN_PACKET_HEADER and do WriteFile on it. The specified link layer address will be used as the target address. A zero-length address means broadcast.
  • Receiving a packet from LAN.SYS: just do ReadFile on a buffer and wait for a LAN_PACKET_HEADER to appear.

Commit history (Source code can be found in: /reactos/drivers/network/lan)