Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Reassembly of Split TCP packets - tcp_dissect_pdus() and "Fo
From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:18:37 -0600
On Aug 13, 2009, at 12:52 AM, Selçuk Cevher wrote:

The implementation of "Follow TCP Stream" command should be more complicated since it should cover handling the dropped, duplicated and out-of-order TCP packets.
How does Wireshark handle this issues ? Where is the implementation  
of "Follow TCP Stream" command in the source tree
Take a look at gtk/follow_stream.c for the shared GUI portion of each  
of the follow types (TCP, UDP, SSL).  gtk/follow_tcp.c contains a good  
portion of the follow TCP implementation.  epan/follow.[ch] contains  
the rest of the code for following streams.  As you predicted, the TCP  
following logic is a lot more complicated than say the UDP. You might  
want to start there to understand the ideas better before jumping into  
TCP or SSL.

Steve