Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Duplicating TCP dissector
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:01:26 -0700
On Jun 29, 2011, at 3:52 PM, Randy Buck wrote:

> I am building many new versions of TCP in user space.  All packet headers are the same (IP, then TCP).  The packets will be sent/received over raw sockets.  So I can filter out my TCP versions with actual kernel TCP I am using other protocol numbers besides 6.  I wish to view these traces in wireshark to ensure that the implementations are correct.  I am logging all packets to a pcap file and am able to view them fine in wireshark.  The issue at hand is that wireshark will only recognize TCP packets if the protocol number in the IP field is 6.  I wish to view these packets as a TCP trace in wireshark.  As far as I see it, I have a couple of options:

3. In your version of Wireshark, have packet-tcp.c register itself in the "ip.proto" table, in proto_reg_handoff_tcp(), with IP_PROTO_TCP (6) *and* with your protocol numbers as well.