Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [work in progress / stuck] improved dissection for VNC (corr
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:29:00 -0500
Kaul wrote:
3. Corrected hextile encoding parsing. It's quite wrong the way it's done today (see 2nd rectangle in packet 23 of the attached sample capture). It completely ignored the fact that the hextile encoding is actually encoding a series of 16 by 16 pixel tiles (hence hexTILE, I reckon). This presents another problem which I don't know how to solve - I'm getting too many (legitimate!) items in my tree - and wireshark thinks I'm in an infinite loop. The fact it, each update may have several rectangles, each may have subrectables, each may have tiles... it's endless if the screen is big enough.
Hmmm, are the items really of that much interest to a user?  I mean, 
would someone really want to look at all 150,000 tiles (or whatever) 
one-by-one?  I would guess not, in which case it would probably make 
sense to just have an item that says "150,000 tiles."