Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] dynamic dissector
From: Tobias Wärre <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 08:49:08 +0200
Hello Chris,
I'd say that it's possible. I'm doing a thesis work in the same direction, though not using XML but a language I constructed for this (Yet Another Language, I know... ;) and it's going quite well.
I haven't announced this before, but as I'm near completion of the work (it's probably nowhere near complete for advanced users (read developers), but still something to prototype/not having to recompile all the time benefits) I think it'd be ready for announcement anyway, Wireshark is open source after all.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Chris Barlas
Sent: den 5 juni 2008 18:16
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] dynamic dissector

I have been tasked to determine if it’s possible to write a dynamic dissector for wireshark which reads an XML file for the message structures/protocol information.  I have been reading the dev docs but haven’t really been able to affirm or deny the possibility.  I know RTFM is the best way, but with my big wig meeting coming up tomorrow.. I wanted to ask the list and see what you guys had to say. 


Thanks for reading and I’m hoping this worked out.. been using ethereal for years.. now to wireshark! I hope to be able to finally contribute.