Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Reduce the number of "fixed columns"?
From: Martin Visser <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:31:30 +1000
My take below,
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With no firm evidence, I would bet that 90% of users are doing pretty much vanilla Ethernet packet captures, which is reflected in my thoughts below. That said, I know I often do 802.11 based captures, but am not interested in physical layer information all that much. (And I know someone might argue for instance why included 802.1q VLAN tags, which is very interface specific). Knowing that I can create a custom column for them is all I generally need. I also like to see fields tcp.analysis.ack_rtt or even tcp.stream, but I wouldn't expect a pre-existing column to defined for them.


Regards, Martin

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On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Anders Broman <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi,

Now when we have custom columns could we get rid of some of the “fixed” columns?

It seems to me that some are not of a general interest.

 

This is  the column enum:

  COL_8021Q_VLAN_ID,  /* 0) 802.1Q vlan ID */ ***Keep***

  COL_ABS_DATE_TIME,  /* 1) Absolute date and time */ ***Keep***

  COL_ABS_TIME,       /* 2) Absolute time */ ***Keep***

  COL_CIRCUIT_ID,     /* 3) Circuit ID */ ***Keep***

  COL_DSTIDX,         /* 4) Dst port idx - Cisco MDS-specific */ ***Retire***

  COL_SRCIDX,         /* 5) Src port idx - Cisco MDS-specific */ ***Retire***

  COL_VSAN,           /* 6) VSAN - Cisco MDS-specific */ ***Retire***

  COL_CUMULATIVE_BYTES, /* 7) Cumulative number of bytes */ ***Keep***

  COL_CUSTOM,         /* 8) Custom column (any filter name's contents) */ ***Keep***

  COL_DCE_CALL,       /* 9) DCE/RPC connection oriented call id OR datagram sequence number */ ***Retire***

  COL_DCE_CTX,        /* 10) DCE/RPC connection oriented context id */ ***Retire***

  COL_DELTA_TIME,     /* 11) Delta time */ ***Keep***

  COL_DELTA_CONV_TIME,/* 12) Delta time to last frame in conversation */ ***Keep***

  COL_DELTA_TIME_DIS, /* 13) Delta time displayed*/ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_DST,        /* 14) Resolved dest */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_DST,      /* 15) Unresolved dest */ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_DST_PORT,   /* 16) Resolved dest port */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_DST_PORT, /* 17) Unresolved dest port */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_DST,        /* 18) Destination address */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_DST_PORT,   /* 19) Destination port */ ***Keep***

  COL_EXPERT,         /* 20) Expert Info */ ***Keep***

  COL_IF_DIR,         /* 21) FW-1 monitor interface/direction */ ***Retire***

  COL_OXID,           /* 22) Fibre Channel OXID */ ***Retire***

  COL_RXID,           /* 23) Fibre Channel RXID */ ***Retire***

  COL_FR_DLCI,        /* 24) Frame Relay DLCI */ ***Retire***

  COL_FREQ_CHAN,      /* 25) IEEE 802.11 (and WiMax?) - Channel */ ***Retire***

  COL_BSSGP_TLLI,     /* 26) GPRS BSSGP IE TLLI */ ***Retire***

  COL_HPUX_DEVID,     /* 27) HP-UX Nettl Device ID */ ***Retire***

  COL_HPUX_SUBSYS,    /* 28) HP-UX Nettl Subsystem */ ***Retire***

  COL_DEF_DL_DST,     /* 29) Data link layer dest address */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_DL_SRC,     /* 30) Data link layer source address */ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_DL_DST,     /* 31) Resolved DL dest */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_DL_DST,   /* 32) Unresolved DL dest */ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_DL_SRC,     /* 33) Resolved DL source */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_DL_SRC,   /* 34) Unresolved DL source */ ***Keep***

  COL_RSSI,           /* 35) IEEE 802.11 - received signal strength */ ***Retire***

  COL_TX_RATE,        /* 36) IEEE 802.11 - TX rate in Mbps */ ***Retire***

  COL_DSCP_VALUE,     /* 37) IP DSCP Value */ ***Retire***

  COL_INFO,           /* 38) Description */ ***Keep***

  COL_COS_VALUE,      /* 39) L2 COS Value */ ***Retire***

  COL_RES_NET_DST,    /* 40) Resolved net dest */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_NET_DST,  /* 41) Unresolved net dest */ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_NET_SRC,    /* 42) Resolved net source */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_NET_SRC,  /* 43) Unresolved net source */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_NET_DST,    /* 44) Network layer dest address */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_NET_SRC,    /* 45) Network layer source address */ ***Keep***

  COL_NUMBER,         /* 46) Packet list item number */ ***Keep***

  COL_PACKET_LENGTH,  /* 47) Packet length in bytes */ ***Keep***

  COL_PROTOCOL,       /* 48) Protocol */ ***Keep***

  COL_REL_TIME,       /* 49) Relative time */ ***Keep***

  COL_REL_CONV_TIME,  /* 50) Relative time to beginning of conversation */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_SRC,        /* 51) Source address */ ***Keep***

  COL_DEF_SRC_PORT,   /* 52) Source port */ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_SRC,        /* 53) Resolved source */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_SRC,      /* 54) Unresolved source */ ***Keep***

  COL_RES_SRC_PORT,   /* 55) Resolved source port */ ***Keep***

  COL_UNRES_SRC_PORT, /* 56) Unresolved source port */ ***Keep***

  COL_TEI,            /* 57) Q.921 TEI */ ***Retire***

  COL_CLS_TIME,       /* 58) Command line-specified time (default relative) */ ***Keep***

  NUM_COL_FMTS        /* 59) Should always be last */ ***Keep***

 

Could some be retired? If so suggestions would be welcome J

Regards

Anders

 

 


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