Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] How to get Destination IP in plugin
From: "Diaconou, Alex" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:08:22 -0700
What about extracting the column info?  Can I get the IP address as a
string from the SOURCe or DESTINATION column of the packet(s) in
question?

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From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Guy Harris
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] How to get Destination IP in plugin

Diaconou, Alex wrote:
> I am developing a plugin for test purposes on our system, and I need
to 
> extract the destination IP address of the packets so I know how to
parse 
> the data on top of a TCP packet.

So is this a plugin dissector or a plugin tap?

If it's a dissector, then:

> Is there an API or other method of 
> obtaining the IP address for comparison?

yes - your dissector will be passed a packet_info pointer, which we'll 
call "pinfo", and:

	pinfo->src is an "address" structure with the packet's source
address;

	pinfo->src is an "address" structure with the packet's
destination address.

NOTE: it could be an IPv4 or IPv6 address.  An "address" structure has a

member named "type" which could be AT_IPv4 or AT_IPv6 for the source or 
destination address of an IP packet.

> I should note that I'm 
> developing in a windows environment in case that makes any difference.

It doesn't - the APIs for getting and processing packet data are 
platform-independent.
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