Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Lua and heuristic dissectors
From: "Luis EG Ontanon" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:12:20 +0200
No planning on anything...

Still it shouldn't be too complex to add heuristic dissectors...

We should:
- change the  current "lua dissector" (the wrapper that invokes the
lua user function) to use the signature of a new-style dissector and
pass the return of the lua function.
- change the register functions to register new-style dissectors

Anyway, being heuristic dissector preety "intensive" (they are called
too many times more than normal ones) you'd probably go better writing
your heuristic dissector in C.

BR
Luis

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 1:31 PM, Will Wagner <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have been using the Lua plugin to quickly write and test my dissector.
> However I was wondering if there is any support for heuristic dissectors
> in Lua and if not if it is planned. The Lua support has been great for
> fast prototyping.
>
> Looking at the code it appears there isn't support so I guess I'll just
> have to start on a plugin.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Will.
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