Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] asn2wrs conformance TYPE_ATTR problem
From: Risto Paasila <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 16:38:32 +1000
> OCTET STRING means a sequence of octets opaque to the protocol nothing to do
> with STRING as in text.
> an implementation of the protocol can chose to put text in an OCTET STRING.
> For example UserID := OCTET STRING can contain 0xfffff or "MyID".
> You can use #.TYPE_ATTR to change hf definition but formally you should
> probably put code in the conformance
> file to check if the OCTET STRING contains printable characters and then
> output it as a string. Unless theres
> is something in the protocol description saying that the OCTET STRING should
> contain text there is no
> guarantee that it will.
> Regards
> Andes

Thanks. You're right of course that I should do checking.

What I was getting at was why doesn't it output the FT_STRING type
into the HF array?