Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] dissector not shown in 'Analyze', 'Enabled Protocols'
From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:58:28 -0800
On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 02:30:47PM -0500, Cruz, Petagay wrote:

> I am trying to write a new dissector.  I followed README.developer. 
> The object file for the dissector is apart of libwireshark.so.  But 
> when I start wireshark and under the Menu:  'Analyze', 'Enabled 
> Protocols' the dissector is not listed.  How can I check to see if a 
> dissector is available in wireshark?  At this time I do not have 
> sample protocol files (pcap or otherwise, or live).  Is there a log 
> file for wireshark to show it is having a problem with a 'new' 
> dissector? thanks

All protocols properly registered should show up in the analyze -> 
Enabled Protocols.  How is yours registering itself?  For example:

        dissector_add("tcp.port", EXEC_PORT, exec_handle);