Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Question on text2pcap behaviour
From: Andy Lawman <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 16:29:48 +0100


Because it was designed to read dumps in od format, I think that text2pcap expects something that it will ignore on the right. The current version might accept a trailing blank, but I don't think that's guaranteed to work; it sounds more like a bug that someone might fix.


"Abhik Sarkar" <[email protected]>
"Developer support list for Wireshark" <[email protected]>
Re: [Wireshark-dev] Question on text2pcap behaviour

"Abhik Sarkar" <[email protected]>

Please respond to : Developer support list for Wireshark <[email protected]>

Sent by: [email protected]  
01/05/2008 12:36

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Andy Lawman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Abhik,
> text2pcap was designed to read hex dumps in od format ie: with a character
> representation of the data on the right. If, like me, you have to create a
> hex dump from some other source to act as input to text2pcap, then it's your
> responsibility to ensure that there's something on the right that acts as a
> place holder. I append " .." which is sufficient for text2pcap.
> Andy.
Thanks Andy... if that's how it was meant to be, then I'll take your tip (or the
shorter path of just adding the space in the end ;-)

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Richard van der Hoff
<[email protected]> wrote:
>  Thanks Abhik. I suspect the guy that originally posted the patch lost
>  the will to work on it any further after nothing happened for three
>  months... If you could polish up his patch a bit more, that would be
>  fabulous.
>  On a side note (not /neccessarily/ something i expect you to do anything
>  about, Abhik), it would be fabulous if text2pcap had some tests... just
>  some sample input and expected output such that we can check there
>  aren't any regressions as patches get applied. This is true of much of
>  our code... there aren't enough tests for my liking. How do others feel
>  about this?
Perhaps I have bitten off a bit more than I can chew here, but it will be a
learning experience for me if I can do this... so I take the challenge :-)
If someone beats me to it, I don't mind of course.

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