Thanks a bunch folks!!
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Guy Harris
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:41 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Byte Ordering in Dissector
Barry Constantine wrote:
> I am running into a problem because the uint32 of my protocol is not
> network byte order, but is in reverse byte order.
> How can I override the default assumption of network byte order when I
> insert the uint32 into the dissector tree?
...because there isn't any default assumption to override!
If you're using proto_tree_add_item(), ptvcursor_add(), or
ptvcursor_add_no_advance(), just specify TRUE rather than FALSE as the
last argument, to indicate that the value is little-endian rather than
If you're using the ptvcursor routines, specify TRUE rather than FALSE
as the "little_endian" argument.
If you're fetching the value yourself, and the uint32 is *NOT* an IPv4
addressuse tvb_get_letohl() rather than tvb_get_ntohl() to convert it to
host byte order.
If you're fetching the value yourself, and the uint32 *IS* an IPv4
address (i.e., an IPv4 address stored, for some mysterious reason, in
little-endian byte order rather than big-endian network byte order), use
tvb_get_ipv4() and then byte-swap the value with GUINT32_SWAP_LE_BE().
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