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Vadim Smirnov
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Why only TCP/IP adapters can be filtered?

It is by driver design. However, driver can be extended to work below other protocols in addition to TCP/IP.

For example, you can add some flag to internal structure of packet in driver code and when program try send non TCP/IP packet to stack, driver can detect this by flag and just drop this packet…

TCP/IP is the primary protocol in the meantime and WinpkFilter main purpose is modification of it’s behaviour on different ways (firewall, NAT, VPN and etc…). Filtering absolutely all protocols on the system would cause a real mess and perfomance degradation (protocols can be joint into the stacks in the form of IM drivers, like the bridge you have mentioned).