Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] to start capturing externally
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:35:40 -0700
[email protected] wrote:

I want to write an external application or interface that will give commands like start capturing and stop capturing
to the wireshark.

can anyone please help me out in this as what all are the exported methods that i can call from my application
to start and stop capturing from there.
There aren't any (if by "exported methods" you mean methods exported by 
mechanisms such as ActiveX/Bonobo/AppleScript/etc.).
One could argue that there should be, although one could also argue that 
those exported methods are provides should *NOT* be tied to any 
particular platform's "exported object method" mechanism, so that it 
could export them via ActiveX (or whatever the current hip and trendy 
mechanism is on Windows), Bonobo (or whatever the current hip and trendy 
mechanism is in GNOME) KParts (or whatever the current hip and trendy 
mechanism is in KDE), AppleScript (or whatever the current hip and 
trendy mechanism is on OS X), etc..