Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Converting IPv6 from string to internal representation
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:10:38 +0200

Hi,

That's what inet_pton() can do for you. Either from the platform or provided through wsutils/inet_pton.c

Thanks,
Jaap

On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:12:15 +0300, Slava Koyfman <[email protected]> wrote:

Hello,
  
As part of my code I have an option that allows a user to set an IPv6-compatible address in the preferences dialog. I then compare this address to information in the packet. Obviously, the user would enter the address in the human-readable form (e.g.: 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334) and I would then have to parse it into its computer representation.
  
Is there a function in Wireshark that would allow me to do this without implementing the functionality from scratch?
 
Thanks,
Slava.