Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Automatic test for a dissector DLL
From: "news.gmane.com" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:58:32 +0100

I want to write a tester for my dissector. Since the procotol is complex it 
is not sufficient, to load a captured file and verify visually the tree 
output. I generated a set of synthetic capture files. Now the idea is to 
instruct tshark to parse the file using the dissector and compare the output 
with a predefined one.

To see my dissector's output I found only the -V option. This could be used 
in that way:

tshark -V -r sample_file.pcap

Unfortunately I get the whole tree. I failed to specify that only my 
dissector's output is reported.

How can I limit the output to one protocol level. As an example the TCP 
level would be great (without IP, Ethernet, Frame)?

What other test concepts do you use?