Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Dissecting a portion of a protocol owned by anotherdissector
From: "Jeremy O'Brien" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:50:09 -0500
Hmm... I was trying to avoid touching any existing dissectors to allow
my plugin to be as modular as possible. There's no other (easy) way?

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:11, Anders Broman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
>
> Regards
> Anders
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> Hello,
>
> 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?
>
> Thank you,
> Jeremy
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