Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Regarding Plugin attachment
From: Hadriel Kaplan <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:04:19 -0400
So why do a plugin?  Just write a normal new dissector.

Regardless, the doc to read is this: doc/README.dissector

That explains a lot, in detail; and of course you should also look at some existing packet-* files in epan/dissectors.  For UDP, packet-stun.c or packet-ntp.c are a relatively small ones.


On Mar 12, 2014, at 1:48 AM, Nilesh Nayak <[email protected]> wrote:

> So, basically I want to build a basic wireshark dissector and try to capture the packets using my own customised protocol name. 
> Example : I have a protocol of my own, lets name it as "foo" protocol. Now, I want to create a dissector for it like packet-<protocolname>.c and  packet-<protocolname>.h as source header files. 
> Underlying the protocol, I am capturing UDP packets. But if I set the capture filter as "foo", then I should be able to capture "foo" packets. 
> Could you please send me some good tutorials over the same? 
> I have already read the README.developer and README.pluggins docs. 
> And yes, I am adding a new protocol dissector in the wireshark source code itself and then building the environment and compiling. 
> Thanks and Regards, 
> Nilesh
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