Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Dissecting a portion of a protocol owned by anotherdissector
From: "Anders Broman" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:11:20 +0100
Not easily, but if you are doing something reasonably like dissecting
Vendor specific fields a patch to the existing dissector providing a "hook"
For a plugin would be acceptable, like registering a dissector table a
Custom plugin could register in.

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I am trying to write a wireshark plugin that dissects only a certain
field of another dissector. I read about writing tap dissectors, but
these seem to still receive entire packets rather than just the
portion I'm interested in. I am trying to avoid copying large chunks
of the main dissector just to get down to the area my dissector is
interested in. Does wireshark provide a way to do this?

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