Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] New field types proposal

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From: Ulf Lamping <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 20:35:06 +0200
Tomas Kukosa wrote:

I think about following new field types:
1) FT_UUID - Universally Unique IDentifier
    fixed length 16 bytes
    display format XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX
I would agree. However, as UUID's sometimes can be replaced by some sort 
of name resolution, e.g. in DCE-RPC, it might not be helpful in all 
situations.
2) FT_OID - ASN.1 OBJECT IDENTIFIER
    variable length
dotted numeric display format (could be alternated with display option)
There are a lot of different object identifiers, with lot's of different 
formats, so it's maybe not a good idea.
3) FT_PSTRING - conditional printable string
    variable length
display format like FT_STRING if all charactes are printable, like FT_BYTES if not
Could you explain this a bit more detailed?

Regards, ULFL