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kpi_socketfilter.h Reference

This header defines an API for intercepting communications at the socket layer.

For the most part, socket filters want to do three things: Filter data in and out, watch for state changes, and intercept a few calls for security. The number of function pointers supplied by a socket filter has been significantly reduced. The filter no longer has any knowledge of socket buffers. The filter no longer intercepts nearly every internal socket call. There are two data filters, an in filter, and an out filter. The in filter occurs before data is placed in the receive socket buffer. This is done to avoid waking the process unnecessarily. The out filter occurs before the data is appended to the send socket buffer. This should cover inbound and outbound data. For monitoring state changes, we've added a notify function that will be called when various events that the filter can not intercept occur. In addition, we've added a few functions that a filter may use to intercept common operations. These functions are: connect (inbound), connect (outbound), bind, set socket option, get socket option, and listen. Bind, listen, connect in, and connect out could be used together to build a fairly comprehensive firewall without having to do much with individual packets.

Included Headers

  • <sys/kernel_types.h>

  • <sys/kpi_socket.h>

Functions

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sflt_attach ( socket_t so, sflt_handle );

    Parameters

    socket

    The socket the filter should be attached to.

    handle

    The handle of the registered filter to be attached.

    Return Value

    0 on success otherwise the errno error.

    Discussion

    Attaches a socket filter to the specified socket. A filter must be registered before it can be attached.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sflt_detach ( socket_t so, sflt_handle );

    Parameters

    socket

    The socket the filter should be detached from.

    handle

    The handle of the registered filter to be detached.

    Return Value

    0 on success otherwise the errno error.

    Discussion

    Detaches a socket filter from a specified socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sflt_register ( const struct sflt_filter *filter, int domain, int type, int protocol );

    Parameters

    filter

    A structure describing the filter.

    domain

    The protocol domain these filters will be attached to.

    type

    The socket type these filters will be attached to.

    protocol

    The protocol these filters will be attached to.

    Return Value

    0 on success otherwise the errno error.

    Discussion

    Registers a socket filter. See 'man 2 socket' for a desciption of domain, type, and protocol.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sflt_unregister ( sflt_handle handle );

    Parameters

    handle

    The sf_handle of the socket filter to unregister.

    Return Value

    0 on success otherwise the errno error.

    Discussion

    Unregisters a socket filter. This will not detach the socket filter from all sockets it may be attached to at the time, it will just prevent the socket filter from being attached to any new sockets.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sock_inject_data_in ( socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *from, mbuf_t data, mbuf_t control, sflt_data_flag_t flags );

    Parameters

    so

    The socket to inject the data on.

    from

    The address the data is from, only necessary on un-connected sockets. A copy of the address will be made, caller is responsible for freeing the address after calling this function.

    data

    The data and possibly control mbufs.

    control

    The separate control mbufs.

    flags

    Flags indicating the type of data.

    Return Value

    0 on success otherwise the errno error. If the function returns an error, the caller is responsible for freeing the mbuf.

    Discussion

    Inject data in to the receive buffer of the socket as if it had come from the network.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sock_inject_data_out ( socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *to, mbuf_t data, mbuf_t control, sflt_data_flag_t flags );

    Parameters

    so

    The socket to inject the data on.

    to

    The address the data should be sent to, only necessary on un-connected sockets. The caller is responsible for freeing the to address after sock_inject_data_out returns.

    data

    The data and possibly control mbufs.

    control

    The separate control mbufs.

    flags

    Flags indicating the type of data.

    Return Value

    0 on success otherwise the errno error. The data and control values are always freed regardless of return value.

    Discussion

    Inject data in to the send buffer of the socket as if it had come from the client.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sockopt_copyin ( sockopt_t sopt, void *data, size_t length );

    Parameters

    sopt

    The socket option.

    data

    A pointer to the buffer to copy the data in to.

    length

    The number of bytes to copy.

    Return Value

    An errno error or zero upon success.

    Discussion

    Copies the data from the socket option to a buffer.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    errno_t sockopt_copyout ( sockopt_t sopt, void *data, size_t length );

    Parameters

    sopt

    The socket option.

    data

    A pointer to the buffer to copy the data out of.

    length

    The number of bytes to copy.

    Return Value

    An errno error or zero upon success.

    Discussion

    Copies the data from a buffer to a socket option.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    sockopt_dir sockopt_direction ( sockopt_t sopt );

    Parameters

    sopt

    The socket option.

    Return Value

    sock_opt_get or sock_opt_set.

    Discussion

    Retrieves the direction of the socket option (Get or Set).

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    int sockopt_level ( sockopt_t sopt );

    Parameters

    sopt

    The socket option.

    Return Value

    The socket option level. See man 2 setsockopt

    Discussion

    Retrieves the socket option level. (SOL_SOCKET, etc).

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    int sockopt_name ( sockopt_t sopt );

    Parameters

    sopt

    The socket option.

    Return Value

    The socket option name. See man 2 setsockopt

    Discussion

    Retrieves the socket option name. (SO_SNDBUF, etc).

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    size_t sockopt_valsize ( sockopt_t sopt );

    Parameters

    sopt

    The socket option.

    Return Value

    The length, in bytes, of the data.

    Discussion

    Retrieves the size of the socket option data.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

Callbacks

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_accept_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so_listen, socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *local, const struct sockaddr *remote);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so_listen

    The listening socket.

    so

    The socket that is about to be accepted.

    local

    The local address of the about to be accepted socket.

    remote

    The remote address of the about to be accepted socket.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of accept. EJUSTRETURN - The to be accepted socket will be disconnected prior to being returned to the caller of accept. No further control or data operations on the socket will be allowed. This is the recommended return value as it has the least amount of impact, especially to applications which don't check the error value returned by accept. Anything Else - The to be accepted socket will be closed and the error will be returned to the caller of accept. Note that socket filter developers are advised to exercise caution when returning non-zero values to the caller, since some applications don't check the error value returned by accept and therefore risk breakage.

    Discussion

    sf_accept_func is called after a socket is dequeued off the completed (incoming) connection list and before the file descriptor is associated with it. A filter can utilize this callback to intercept the accepted socket in order to examine it, prior to returning the socket to the caller of accept. Such a filter may also choose to discard the accepted socket if it wishes to do so.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.5 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_attach_func)( void **cookie, socket_t so);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Used to allow the socket filter to set the cookie for this attachment.

    so

    The socket the filter is being attached to.

    Return Value

    If you return a non-zero value, your filter will not be attached to this socket.

    Discussion

    sf_attach_func is called to notify the filter it has been attached to a socket. The filter may allocate memory for this attachment and use the cookie to track it. This filter is called in one of two cases:

    1. You've installed a global filter and a new socket was created.

    2. Your non-global socket filter is being attached using the SO_NKE socket option.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_bind_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *to);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    to

    The local address of the socket will be bound to.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the bind. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will return with a value of 0 (no error) from that point without further processing the bind command. The protocol layer will not see the call. Anything Else - The caller will rejecting the bind.

    Discussion

    sf_bind_func is called before performing a bind operation on a socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_connect_in_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *from);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    from

    The address the incoming connection is from.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the connection. Anything Else - The caller will rejecting the incoming connection.

    Discussion

    sf_connect_in_func is called to filter inbound connections. A protocol will call this before accepting an incoming connection and placing it on the queue of completed connections. Warning: This filter is on the data path. Do not spend excesive time. Do not wait for data on another socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_connect_out_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *to);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    to

    The remote address of the outbound connection.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the connection. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will return with a value of 0 (no error) from that point without further processing the connect command. The protocol layer will not see the call. Anything Else - The caller will rejecting the outbound connection.

    Discussion

    sf_connect_out_func is called to filter outbound connections. A protocol will call this before initiating an outbound connection.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_data_in_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *from, mbuf_t *data, mbuf_t *control, sflt_data_flag_t flags);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    from

    The addres the data is from, may be NULL if the socket is connected.

    data

    The data being received. Control data may appear in the mbuf chain, be sure to check the mbuf types to find control data.

    control

    Control data being passed separately from the data.

    flags

    Flags to indicate if this is out of band data or a record.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the data. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will stop processing the data, the data will not be freed. Anything Else - The caller will free the data and stop processing.

    Discussion

    sf_data_in_func is called to filter incoming data. If your filter intercepts data for later reinjection, it must queue all incoming data to preserve the order of the data. Use sock_inject_data_in to later reinject this data if you return EJUSTRETURN. Warning: This filter is on the data path. Do not spend excesive time. Do not wait for data on another socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_data_out_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, const struct sockaddr *to, mbuf_t *data, mbuf_t *control, sflt_data_flag_t flags);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    from

    The address the data is from, may be NULL if the socket is connected.

    data

    The data being received. Control data may appear in the mbuf chain, be sure to check the mbuf types to find control data.

    control

    Control data being passed separately from the data.

    flags

    Flags to indicate if this is out of band data or a record.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the data. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will stop processing the data, the data will not be freed. Anything Else - The caller will free the data and stop processing.

    Discussion

    sf_data_out_func is called to filter outbound data. If your filter intercepts data for later reinjection, it must queue all outbound data to preserve the order of the data when reinjecting. Use sock_inject_data_out to later reinject this data.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef void ( *sf_detach_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    Return Value

    If you return a non-zero value, your filter will not be attached to this socket.

    Discussion

    sf_detach_func is called to notify the filter it has been detached from a socket. If the filter allocated any memory for this attachment, it should be freed. This function will be called when the socket is disposed of.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_getoption_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, sockopt_t opt);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    opt

    The socket option to get.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the getsockopt. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will return with a value of 0 (no error) from that point without further propagating the get option command. The socket and protocol layers will not see the call. Anything Else - The caller will stop processing and return this error.

    Discussion

    sf_getoption_func is called before performing getsockopt on a socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef int ( *sf_getpeername_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, struct sockaddr **sa);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    sa

    A pointer to a socket address pointer.

    Return Value

    If you return a non-zero value, processing will stop. If you return EJUSTRETURN, no further filters will be called but a result of zero will be returned to the caller of getpeername.

    Discussion

    sf_getpeername_func is called to allow a filter to to intercept the getpeername function. When called, sa will point to a pointer to a socket address that was malloced in zone M_SONAME. If you want to replace this address, either modify the currenty copy or allocate a new one and free the old one.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef int ( *sf_getsockname_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, struct sockaddr **sa);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    sa

    A pointer to a socket address pointer.

    Return Value

    If you return a non-zero value, processing will stop. If you return EJUSTRETURN, no further filters will be called but a result of zero will be returned to the caller of getsockname.

    Discussion

    sf_getsockname_func is called to allow a filter to to intercept the getsockname function. When called, sa will point to a pointer to a socket address that was malloced in zone M_SONAME. If you want to replace this address, either modify the currenty copy or allocate a new one and free the old one.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_ioctl_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, unsigned long request, const char *argp);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    request

    The ioctl name.

    argp

    A pointer to the ioctl parameter.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of this ioctl. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will return with a value of 0 (no error) from that point without further processing or propogating the ioctl. Anything Else - The caller will stop processing and return this error.

    Discussion

    sf_ioctl_func is called before performing an ioctl on a socket.

    All undefined ioctls are reserved for future use by Apple. If you need to communicate with your kext using an ioctl, please use SIOCSIFKPI and SIOCGIFKPI.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_listen_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of listen. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will return with a value of 0 (no error) from that point without further processing the listen command. The protocol will not see the call. Anything Else - The caller will stop processing and return this error.

    Discussion

    sf_listen_func is called before performing listen on a socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef void ( *sf_notify_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, sflt_event_t event, void *param);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    event

    The type of event that has occurred.

    param

    Additional information about the event.

    Discussion

    sf_notify_func is called to notify the filter of various state changes and other events occuring on the socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef errno_t ( *sf_setoption_func)( void *cookie, socket_t so, sockopt_t opt);

    Parameters

    cookie

    Cookie value specified when the filter attach was called.

    so

    The socket the filter is attached to.

    opt

    The socket option to set.

    Return Value

    Return: 0 - The caller will continue with normal processing of the setsockopt. EJUSTRETURN - The caller will return with a value of 0 (no error) from that point without further propagating the set option command. The socket and protocol layers will not see the call. Anything Else - The caller will stop processing and return this error.

    Discussion

    sf_setoption_func is called before performing setsockopt on a socket.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef void ( *sf_unregistered_func)( sflt_handle handle);

    Parameters

    handle

    The socket filter handle used to identify this filter.

    Discussion

    sf_unregistered_func is called to notify the filter it has been unregistered. This is the last function the stack will call and this function will only be called once all other function calls in to your filter have completed. Once this function has been called, your kext may safely unload.

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

Data Types

See the Overview section above for header-level documentation.

  • A 4 byte identifier used with the SO_NKE socket option to identify the socket filter to be attached.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    typedef u_int32_t sflt_handle;

    Import Statement

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

  • Declaration

    Objective-C

    struct sflt_filter { sflt_handle sf_handle; int sf_flags; char *sf_name; sf_unregistered_func sf_unregistered; sf_attach_func sf_attach; sf_detach_func sf_detach; sf_notify_func sf_notify; sf_getpeername_func sf_getpeername; sf_getsockname_func sf_getsockname; sf_data_in_func sf_data_in; sf_data_out_func sf_data_out; sf_connect_in_func sf_connect_in; sf_connect_out_func sf_connect_out; sf_bind_func sf_bind; sf_setoption_func sf_setoption; sf_getoption_func sf_getoption; sf_listen_func sf_listen; sf_ioctl_func sf_ioctl; /* * The following are valid only if SFLT_EXTENDED flag is set. * Initialize sf_ext_len to sizeof sflt_filter_ext structure. * Filters must also initialize reserved fields with zeroes. */ struct sflt_filter_ext { unsigned int sf_ext_len; sf_accept_func sf_ext_accept; void *sf_ext_rsvd[5]; /* Reserved */ } sf_ext; #define sf_len sf_ext.sf_ext_len #define sf_accept sf_ext .sf_ext_accept };

    Fields

    sf_handle

    A value used to find socket filters by applications. An application can use this value to specify that this filter should be attached when using the SO_NKE socket option.

    sf_flags

    Indicate whether this filter should be attached to all new sockets or just those that request the filter be attached using the SO_NKE socket option. If this filter utilizes the socket filter extension fields, it must also set SFLT_EXTENDED.

    sf_name

    A name used for debug purposes.

    sf_unregistered

    Your function for being notified when your filter has been unregistered.

    sf_attach

    Your function for handling attaches to sockets.

    sf_detach

    Your function for handling detaches from sockets.

    sf_notify

    Your function for handling events. May be null.

    sf_data_in

    Your function for handling incoming data. May be null.

    sf_data_out

    Your function for handling outgoing data. May be null.

    sf_connect_in

    Your function for handling inbound connections. May be null.

    sf_connect_out

    Your function for handling outbound connections. May be null.

    sf_bind

    Your function for handling binds. May be null.

    sf_setoption

    Your function for handling setsockopt. May be null.

    sf_getoption

    Your function for handling getsockopt. May be null.

    sf_listen

    Your function for handling listen. May be null.

    sf_ioctl

    Your function for handling ioctls. May be null.

    sf_len

    Length of socket filter extension structure; developers must initialize this to sizeof sflt_filter_ext structure. This field and all fields following it will only be valid if SFLT_EXTENDED flag is set in sf_flags field.

    sf_ext_accept

    Your function for handling inbound connections at accept time. May be null.

    sf_ext_rsvd

    Reserved for future use; you must initialize the reserved fields with zeroes.

    Discussion

    This structure is used to define a socket filter.

    Availability

    Available in OS X v10.6 and later.

Constants

See the Overview section above for header-level documentation.

  • Inbound and outbound data filters may handle many different types of incoming and outgoing data. These flags help distinguish between normal data, out-of-band data, and records.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    enum { sock_data_filt_flag_oob = 1, sock_data_filt_flag_record = 2 };

    Constants

    • sock_data_filt_flag_oob

      sock_data_filt_flag_oob

      Indicates this data is out-of-band data.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_data_filt_flag_record

      sock_data_filt_flag_record

      Indicates this data is a record. This flag is only ever seen on inbound data.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    Import Statement

  • Events notify a filter of state changes and other various events related to the socket. These events cannot be prevented or intercepted, only observed.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    enum { sock_evt_connecting = 1, sock_evt_connected = 2, sock_evt_disconnecting = 3, sock_evt_disconnected = 4, sock_evt_flush_read = 5, sock_evt_shutdown = 6, /* param points to an integer specifying how (read, write, or both ) see man 2 shutdown */ sock_evt_cantrecvmore = 7, sock_evt_cantsendmore = 8, sock_evt_closing = 9, sock_evt_bound = 10 };

    Constants

    • sock_evt_connected

      sock_evt_connected

      Indicates this socket has moved to the connected state.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_disconnected

      sock_evt_disconnected

      Indicates this socket has moved to the disconnected state.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_flush_read

      sock_evt_flush_read

      The read socket buffer has been flushed.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_shutdown

      sock_evt_shutdown

      The read and or write side(s) of the connection have been shutdown. The param will point to an integer that indicates the direction that has been shutdown. See 'man 2 shutdown' for more information.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_cantrecvmore

      sock_evt_cantrecvmore

      Indicates the socket cannot receive more data.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_cantsendmore

      sock_evt_cantsendmore

      Indicates the socket cannot send more data.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_closing

      sock_evt_closing

      Indicates the socket is closing.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • sock_evt_bound

      sock_evt_bound

      Indicates this socket has moved to the bound state (only for PF_INET/PF_INET6 domain).

      Available in OS X v10.5 and later.

    Import Statement

  • Constants defining mbuf flags. Only the flags listed below can be set or retrieved.

    Declaration

    Objective-C

    enum { SFLT_GLOBAL = 0x01, SFLT_PROG = 0x02, SFLT_EXTENDED = 0x04, SFLT_EXTENDED_REGISTRY = 0x08 };

    Constants

    • SFLT_GLOBAL

      SFLT_GLOBAL

      Indicates this socket filter should be attached to all new sockets when they're created.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • SFLT_PROG

      SFLT_PROG

      Indicates this socket filter should be attached only when request by the application using the SO_NKE socket option.

      Available in OS X v10.4 and later.

    • SFLT_EXTENDED

      SFLT_EXTENDED

      Indicates that this socket filter utilizes the extended fields within the sflt_filter structure.

      Available in OS X v10.5 and later.

    • SFLT_EXTENDED_REGISTRY

      SFLT_EXTENDED_REGISTRY

      Indicates that this socket filter wants to attach to all the sockets already present on the system. It will also receive notifications for these sockets.

      Available in OS X v10.8 and later.

    Import Statement