As a query, the OID_GEN_CURRENT_LOOKAHEAD OID returns the number of bytes of received packet data that will be indicated to the protocol driver. This specification does not include the header.
As a set, the OID_GEN_CURRENT_LOOKAHEAD OID specifies the number of bytes of received packet data that the miniport driver should indicate to the protocol driver. This specification does not include the header.
- Windows Vista and later versions of Windows
- Windows XP
NDIS handles query and unsuccessful set requests for NDIS 6.0 and later miniport drivers. NDIS obtains the information from the miniport driver during initialization and miniport adapter restart. However, NDIS sends valid set requests to the miniport driver.
For a query, NDIS returns the largest lookahead size from among all the bindings. A protocol driver can set a suggested value for the number of bytes to be used in its binding; however, the underlying miniport driver is never required to limit its indications to the value set.
If the underlying driver supports multipacket receive indications, bound protocol drivers are given full net packets on every indication. Consequently, this value is identical to that returned for OID_GEN_RECEIVE_BLOCK_SIZE.