Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] wireshark-only capture format
From: Michal Labedzki <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 14:10:09 +0200
+1 for independence from libpcap. Libpcap team does not  approve
anything that is not protocol, so anything like events/logs/file
format is a problem.

I am agree, there is a great lag in communication in libpcap (but
sometimes new DLT can be add immediately)

DLT_ is for .pcap files, I am do not know how about pcap-ng. What
about using UserDLT or Exported/UpperPDU?

Or maybe is solution extcap + wiretap (WTAP_ENCAP_ and WTAP_FILE_TYPE_SUBTYPE_)?

On 26 May 2014 16:45, Dmitry Bazhenov <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hello, all,
> Recently, the tcpdump-workers mailing list has stopped working for me.
> None of my replies posted into the list over the last week have got to the
> subscribers.
> None of my mails sent directly to the person who previously interacted with
> me have been answered.
> This makes the situation around the DLT_ value reservation and my patch for
> the IPMI-Trace dissector hanged in air.
> And I wonder why is it needed requesting for DLT_/LINKTYPE_ values from PCAP
> library maintainers for captures which are intended only to be analyzed in
> Wireshark/tshark?
> Is there a chance that for that kind of captures there will be a separate
> Wireshark format which does not do anything with libPCAP?
> Or probably there is already such format and I can skip the DLT_ value
> reservation?
> Regards,
> Dmitry
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