Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Filtering
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:30:47 -0700
On Mar 31, 2009, at 4:22 PM, [email protected] wrote:

The only way to dissect this protocol is through the dll, i cannot create it soley in the plugin as is the design requirements.
Can you tell whoever imposed those design requirements that perhaps  
they should impose *on the DLL* a design requirement that there be  
ways of getting, for each field, the *raw data* rather than some  
"helpful" human-readable interpretation of the field - and that it  
return the raw byte offset and length-in-bytes of a field, if it  
doesn't do so already -  if they're going to make use of the DLL a  
requirement for the design of the Wireshark dissector?
Otherwise, it's somewhat like imposing a design requirement on a house  
that the only form of hammers to be used when building the house are  
sledgehammers, even for hammering nails into walls.