Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] ipfix options
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:32:08 -0800
On Feb 6, 2011, at 10:01 AM, Philip Gladstone wrote:

> I'm looking to add names for a dozen or so IPFIX parameters. The current code is structured so that you need to edit the code to add these new parameters. The alternative would be to rework it so that wireshark would load one or more data files that defined the options. This would be significantly more code, but would future-proof things for a while.
> 
> Which approach do you advise me to take?

My personal preference is for the latter approach - anything that lets protocol support be added/enhanced/updated *without* writing code is, all other things being equal, a Good Thing.