Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Help with dissecting data spanning multiple packets without
From: "Jarolin, Robert" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:47:49 -0400
Thanks!  This is what I am looking for.  Not sure how I missed that in the doc.
 

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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Help with dissecting data spanning multiple packets without knowing the length up front

Look at http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark/trunk/doc/README.developer
2.7.2 Modifying the pinfo struct.


Olivier


Jarolin, Robert a écrit :
>
> I am working on a dissector for dissecting character string oriented 
> TCP messages.  The messages are of variable length with no header 
> specifying the length.  The message is considered finished when a '\n'
> character is found.  These messages may span multiple packets as well 
> as have multiple messages in 1 packet.
>
> I have only written dissectors that have header info that can be used 
> to return a length value for tcp_dissect_pdus to handle the 
> fragmentation.  Since I cannot determine the length until I find a 
> '\n' character, how can I dissect these message types?
>
> Is there a way to parse a packet, get to the end of the packet, then 
> realize you need to continue the current dissection with the next 
> packet?  If so, how?
>
> Thanks for any help!
>
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