Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Dissectors for SMS over GPRS-LLC
From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:39:51 -0600
On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 03:10:23PM +0100, Cyrille Colin wrote:

> 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 ?

Always :) Please submit it through the bug tracker
(http://bugs.wireshark.org) and mark it as a patch.  Include a sample
capture file if possible for our verification.

> - if it is the case, what is the best practice (plugin, native) and

"Native" is probably easier to maintain.

> 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.

It is best if you can register it in a way that it is automatically
called by the other dissectors without explicit code in the other
dissectors.  You can use call_dissector() if you need to though.