Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Using wireshark apis
From: "Gupta, Pavan" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 12:23:04 +0530

Hello,

 

I would like to use Wireshark library apis to dissect packets.

- Call a function in Wireshark providing the filename or buffer as input. File/buffer will have data in pcap format. This function should return me dissected data.

 

Is there any function that can be called directly? I am trying to reverse engineer Wireshark (rather tshark) code but its taking time to understand the finer details. Also, please share the way how I can build my application that links to Wireshark .so libraries. Looking at tshark code, it seems load_cap_file( ) function is the function that needs to be called, but before that some initialization needs to be done (like initializing dissector, etc.). The libraries that I need to link are libwiretap.so and libwireshark.so.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Pavan Gupta,

Starent Networks,

Principal Member of Technical Staff,

Tel: +91 20 22930100 (Ext.271)
Email:[email protected]

www.starentnetworks.com

 

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