Hi Luis and Guy,
now I have a better understaning of the difference between dissector
and file format.
I think currently for my current needs using a converter script and
using one of the USR_DLTs will fit the best.
Luis EG Ontanon wrote:
> So, That's not called a dissector but a file format.
> And NO, lua cannot be used to describe file formats. That would had
> been simply sluggish (at least the attemt I gave to it besides being
> an ugly hack it was simply unusable).
> If the file format is of general interest would be probably better
> written in C anyway. In the other case the best solution is to write a
> script to convert those files into libpcap format, and use one of the
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 7:00 PM, Németh Márton <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Guy Harris wrote:
>> > Németh Márton wrote:
>> >> I started to use wslua and succeed to write a simple dissector on
>> >> ethernet level. I created a .pcap header and copied my raw file after
>> >> it.
>> >> Is it possible using wslua to open a raw file which is not supported
>> >> by Wireshark, yet?
>> > Creating a libpcap-format file header and writing after it packets that
>> > don't have libpcap-format packet headers is a waste of time; if you want
>> > to write a file that programs that read libpcap format can read, put the
>> > libpcap-format file header at the beginning of the file and then put
>> > libpcap-format packet headers in front of the packet data for each
>> > packet, and if you just want a raw file, just write out the raw file
>> > without the libpcap-format headers - without libpcap-format per-packet
>> > headers, the libpcap-format file header won't help you.
>> I don't really understand your point, maybe I did not describe well what
>> I would like to do. I would like to write a dissector which is similar to
>> how Wireshark can open .mp3 files. The .mp3 files don't have libpcap headers
>> at all, but Wireshark can handle them.
>> My question is that is it possible to create a dissector which reads a
>> raw file without libpcap header?
>> Márton Németh