Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 4768] Check for max value of range type preference is inco
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 10:49:44 -0700 (PDT)

--- Comment #7 from Jaap Keuter <[email protected]> 2010-05-17 19:49:41 CEST ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Reverting back to the complete range may have undesired results for the user.
> For example, H264 dynamic payload type ranges from 96-127. 
> Lets say user incorrectly typed 128 instead of 112, Wireshark would convert it
> to 96-127 which may then decode other streams that are not H264. 

No, an entry of '128' would be pruned to '', because it's out of range. 

> What is the problem in displaying an error in a dialog box to the user?

The problem is with currently saved preference files. These are read in, and
quietly[1] processed to usable values.

[1] When an unknown preference is read in, a warning is logged on stderr.

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