Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) dissector
From: "Meier Sven \(msv\)" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 13:44:05 +0200

Hi all,

 

This is a dissector for the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) defined in chapter 6 of the IEC 62439.

PRP uses two independent networks in parallel and allows redundancy without switchovers.

The protocol is sending Mac multicast messages with Ethertype 0x88fb. In addition to that it adds to every Ethernet frame a 4 byte trailer before the FCS. The trailer is detected by checking a size field and an identifier which are part of the trailer. Therefore, if the last 4 bytes of a frame match a correct trailer they get interpreted as a trailer, although it was probably not a real one.

 

Best regards

            Sven Meier

 

 

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