Network Stream

Reference Documentation

Intel® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Reference Information
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.9
Napatech Software Suite: Network Stream

Detailed Description

Network streams are used to receive and transmit data packets to and from the adapters. They are an extension build on top of the hardware-based host buffers. Three types of network streams exist:

The streams are not thread safe so using the network stream API must be performed without concurrent access to the stream.


 RX Network Stream
 TX Network Stream
 File Network Stream
 Dynamic Packet Descriptors
 User meta data container
 Network macros