Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Dissectors for SMS over GPRS-LLC
From: "Cyrille Colin" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 15:10:23 +0100
Title: Dissectors for SMS over GPRS-LLC


SMS msg can be carried over packet switched GPRS, and I am trying to have Wireshark decode SMS carried on GPRS LLC protocol (SAPI 7).

The stack is the following:

 | sms msg     |               
 | sms T-PDU  |         --> dissector exists (gsm_sms) in packet-gsm_sms.c
 | sms RP       |               --> dissector exists (gsm_a_rp) in packet-gsm_a.c
 | sms CP       |              
 | GPRS LLC   |         --> dissector exists  (gprs-llc) in packet-gprs-llc.c

some SMS Control Protocol (SMS CP) fields are included in GSM A DTAP dissector, but not the whole protocol.

So I basically wrote a small plugin for SMS CP -following the dev guidelines-, and linked to GPRS-LLC and SMS-RP and it works fine.

The questions are:
- is there any interest in having this submitted back to the Wireshark source ?
- if it is the case, what is the best practice (plugin, native) and recommendations for the dissector calls - restrain the calls to be within the new protocol code, or rather use call_dissector() etc in other dissectors, which implies a small diff on other dissectors too.

Thks, and btw I found the developper doc extremely useful -many thks to the author(s).