Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Patch for Bug771, link layer header type selection
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 23:01:41 +0100 (CET)

Checked in.


On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 [email protected] wrote:

>       Hello,
> Here is a patch for Bug 771 (repost).
> It solves the problem of datalink header selection, when the interface has
> more than one.
> And now, when we reopen the dialog window, the datalink submenu is restored
> to the last used value.
> The patch uses gtk_option_menu_set_history, which is deprecated, but all
> the datalink menu is coded with gtk_option_menu.
> During the writting of the patch, I discovered that dumpcap can be launched
> with the interface name only, if no action is performed to select the
> link-layer type.
> Example:
> lt-dumpcap -i eth0 -Z
> instead of
> lt-dumpcap -i eth0 -y EN10MB -Z
> I did not change this implementation, as it is not so easy, and could lead
> to unawaited problems.
> But I find this confusing, for interface other that Ethernet, where you can
> have 4 or more link layer types.
> (See attached file: capture_dlg.c.diff.gz)
> Best regards
> Florent