Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 20049: /trunk/ /trunk/epan/dissector
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 15:06:46 +0100
Gerald,

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 07:24:27PM +0000, [email protected] wrote:
> Log:
>  From Davide Schiera and Giorgio Tino: Add initial WPA/WPA2 decryption
>  support.
>  
>  WEP key preferences have been overloaded to allow WPA keys.  The
>  decryption code currently uses Windows-specific data types, but can be
>  converted to use glib equivalents.

I'm currently not quite happy with the direction the wireless
developemnt in Wireshark is heading:

Basically many useful new features are tied to airpcap, which is windows
only. This latest step adds WPA/WPA2 decryption which should be an os
independend thing and I can't understand why the code is tied to airpcap
instead of using just wireshark code.
If someone had sent this patch to wireshark-dev I would have asked them
to change the code to work without aipcap, as it seems unnecessary to
me. Maybe you can shed some light as to why it was done this way.

 Thanks!
     Joerg