Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] master 04c39bb: Add Lua heuristic dissec
From: Hadriel Kaplan <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:03:11 -0400
On Mar 14, 2014, at 5:06 PM, Bill Meier <[email protected]> wrote:

> 
> Re;
> 
>>  doc/README.heuristic          |   10 +--
> 
> 
> +     * but ONLY do this if your heuristic sits directly on top of UDP
>        or TCP (ie, you did heur_dissector
> +     * otherwise you'll be overriding the dissector that called your
>        heuristic dissector.
> 
> 
> I think this is not correct. There is at least one "transport" protocol other than TCP & UDP (i.e., DCCP) which currently has a heuristic table and calls 'try_conversation()' and thus heuristic sub-dissectors can use conversation_set_dissector().

Right - sorry, I was being too specific.


> How about the something like following wording:
> 
> ... but only do this if your heuristic sits directly on top of
>    (was called by) a dissector which established a conversation
>    for the protocol "port type". IOW: directly over TCP, UDP, ...
> 

Sounds good. I'll submit it shortly if no one objects.

-hadriel