Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Regarding Plugin attachment
From: Peter Wu <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:31:30 +0100
On Tuesday 11 March 2014 23:12:34 Nilesh Nayak wrote:
> Is it necessary to uninstall the wireshark each time you try to add a new
> plugin for your customised protocol?

No, a plugin can be enabled and disabled without reinstalling WS.

> Or can we have 2 instances of wireshark running on the same machine ?

See the manual page of wireshark, in particular the part about plugins. If you 
have two different versions of wireshark, then you can put two different 
plugins in different directories.

> Could someone help me with a basic foo plugin ?

What is your purpose? Have you read doc/README.developer already? If you are 
trying to create a dissector, I suggest to add a new protocol dissector 
instead of a plugin. Those are easier to add (but require you to build a new 
WS binary).