Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Enabling/disabling ANY heuristic dissector
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:32:17 -0400
I thought somebody might complain about something like this, but I was more focused on the Wireshark (packet) context menu, where I was less inclined to make changes.  This however seems like a more valid use case to consider.  My question back would be - what "string" should be used by tshark?  The "display name" can have some undesirable characters in it from a command line perspective (ie probably require quotes), and the "internal" short name string isn't otherwise exposed for users to learn what is.
Should the "short name" be exposed on the tabbed dialog so users can learn it to apply it to a (new) tshark option?
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From: Pascal Quantin <[email protected]>
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Sent: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 9:21 am
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Enabling/disabling ANY heuristic dissector

Le 13 juil. 2015 3:03 AM, <[email protected]> a écrit :
> With:
> https://code.wireshark.org/review/9508/
> https://code.wireshark.org/review/9610/
> (and already submitted https://code.wireshark.org/review/9602/)
> I consider this "feature complete enough for now".  If Qt wants to provide a better "user interface" for "heuristics in general", it certainly has some flexibility to do so.  Unless there are major issues/comments, I'll submit in a few days (presuming all pass Petri-Dish)
Hi Michael,
Sorry I come late in the discussion. I do not have access to a computer right now so I cannot easily look at the patch (the latest Gerrit diff page is rather smartphone unfriendly) but is there a way to activate heuristic dissectors from tshark / wireshark command line? I use an external tool launching both programs with the right command line and it would be a real functionality loss if it could not be done anymore.
Note that I consider your overall goal as a good achievement (it was frustrating not to be able to deactivate easily some weak heuristics) but I would dislike losing the ability to activate on demand a given heuristic that is deactivated by default for performance reasons.