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Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] need to read pcaps to develop a display system for the packe

From: Abhik Sarkar <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:44:44 +0400
Why not write a dissector for your proprietary protocol and distribute it only within your company only (if that's what you are about)? That would allow you to:
- Work with the familiar interface of Wireshark and use all the facilities available
- Use tshark to export the fields of your protocol into something like PDML and use that XML for input into another application.

Hope that helps

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM, prashanth joshi <[email protected]> wrote:
Yeah. looks pretty like that for now. The basic requirement would be like having a utility,  to which pcaps can be input and the out put should be our proprietary fields of the packet displayed in a graphical format(maybe using c or pyhton itself.)
But I have no clue as of now about how to proceed further. Any suggestions and pointers to acvance me further would be greatly appreciated.

--- On Mon, 2/22/10, Jakub Zawadzki <[email protected]> wrote:

From: Jakub Zawadzki <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] need to read pcaps to develop a display system for the packets
To: "Developer support list for Wireshark" <[email protected]>
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010, 6:01 AM


On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 05:21:29PM +0530, prashanth s wrote:
> I need to develop an application that reads a pcap as input and then diplays
> the packet contents in a style that should make it easy for the reader to
> understand - perhaps in the way wireshark does it. I have just come to know
> that libcap library is used by the applications to capture packets and then to display them.

So maybe you could write new frontend for wireshark?
IMHO it would be great if wireshark would have ncurses frontend :)

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