Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 2205] New dissector plugin for Hilsche
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:06:03 -0500

Sake Blok wrote:
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:27:33PM +0000, [email protected] wrote:

--- Comment #5 from Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>  2008-02-25 21:27:29 GMT ---

Or should the Ethernet dissector also get a "Try heuristic dissectors first?"
preference (defaulted to FALSE)?
I would hate to do this because it reduces the default functionality of
Wireshark, but if it is that much slower we should probably do it.
Hmmm... since we now have the nice feature of multiple profiles, would
it not be an idea to ship Wireshark with a couple of profiles? At least three profiles would be useful:
- Maximum Features, which should have *all* features enabled
- Maximum Performance, which should have all performance eating
    features and protocols disabled
- General Usage, which could have all the most used features and
    protocols enabled
That would also help with post-dissectors for obscure protocols which we 
probably want disabled by default.  We discussed one a while ago:

which, oops, it looks like the author found a way to disable his dissector by default but we never reviewed/committed it.