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Will Vista support be upgraded to use the native Windows Filtering Platform or do you have a timetable when that might be rolled in?
WPF is relatively new and I would refrain from using it until Vista finally released along with final new WDK. The only WPF sample from beta WDK I seen so far was not able to send requests (NdisRequest) to the underlying NDIS miniports. May be it will be fixed (or even already fixed) but in the meantime it is a serious limitation.
So, now that Vista was released as well as it’s WDK, is the released WDK able to send requests (NdisRequest) to the underlying NDIS miniports? Reason I ask is that it would be possible then to not have to have a signed driver on x64 Vista, correct?
Please let me know the status of this.
Ok some more info… I ran into the exact symptom of deadlock on another machine. This one did not have Odyssey client or Cisco VPN. Rather, it had Microsoft Firewall enabled on the network interfaces. I turned off the firewall and haven’t seen a lock occur so far.
Another thought I had is how well does the framework work with power management. I had let the system sit sniffing packets for awhile and the power stuff kicked in to turn off the monitor. Would the OS be foolish enough to power down the NIC even though it’s hooked and still getting packets?
Thanks. It has Cisco VPN. Hopefully the issue will go away once we start using a custom driver.
The network stack on the wireless and wired connection has the following:
Client for Microsoft Networks
Odyssey Network Services
Deterministic network Enhancer
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
QoS Packet Scheduler
I suspect the Odyssey client. I believe that’s something that the Linksys installs
Thanks for the quick response. Good to hear. I do have one concern. Is the IM driver liable to break in Vista whenever MS patches the OS? Will Vista support be upgraded to use the native Windows Filtering Platform or do you have a timetable when that might be rolled in? Understandably what little docs from MSFT on the subject there are online are somewhat old so unclear how much is ‘really’ in Vista.