Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] PCAP-NG metadata support
From: "Carpenter, Brandon J" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:15:54 -0700
Hi all,

I've been working on a patch to overcome one of Wireshark's limitations 
with regard to PCAP-NG captures.  The patch adds metadata (section, 
interface, packet options, etc) to the dissector window and allows one 
to filter packets based on the metadata.  I'm not sure the method I'm 
using is the best and was hoping some of the developers who are more 
familiar with the internals of Wireshark could say yay or nay and 
recommend alternatives.

Along with being able to view the metadata, the patch is also working 
toward a plugin approach for parsing new PCAP-NG block types and 
options.  Ideally, I think it would be nice to allow writing custom 
block and option parsers in the dissectors that display them.  Any ideas 
on how to best accomplish this?

So, is there anyone who would be willing to look at this?  If so, what 
is the best way to make the patch available?  I'll post more details 
with the patch.

Thanks,

Brandon