Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Malformed packet
From: "Mike Morrin" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:10:31 -0000
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From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Brian Oleksa
Sent: 18 February 2010 15:49
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] Malformed packet


Why would I be getting a Malformed Packet error..??

I wrote a dissector where I am dissecting several packets to which I am 
very happy with the outcome in the wireshark gui.
I am getting exactly what I am expecting to get (as I hard coded the 
data in the packets).

But at the end of every packet... I get this highlighted pink line that 
says "Malformed Packet".

Again....I am very happy with the outcome of all the packets that I am 
dissecting (which tells me that my dissector "appears" to be working 
properly).

Any ideas..??

Is your dissector trying to read beyond the end of the packet?

If you can run inside a debugger, then try putting a breakpoint on the
Wireshark exception handler, it should quickly show you how the
exception is triggered.





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