Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Display IPv6 extension headers outside of the IPv6 subtree
From: Alexis La Goutte <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:29:19 +0200

On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM, João Valverde <[email protected]> wrote:
I'm not so sure now that I've done some tests with short and long header chains, I think I'll drop it.

Can you push your proto ? or add some screenshot to see the different ?

João V.

On 08/21/2015 06:04 PM, João Valverde wrote:
I forgot to include:

f) it would fix this[1] bug too.


On 08/21/2015 05:45 PM, João Valverde wrote:

I would like to propose a patch to remove IPv6 extension headers from
the IPv6 subtree and display them as normal IP protocols in the UI.

Arguments for:

a) The current behaviour really, really, (really) hurts legibility
b) It would be consistent among all extension headers (see for example
MobileIPv6 vs AH - why the difference?)[1]
c) Extension headers aren't special in this regard, the IP protocol
space is shared
d) IPv6 extension headers over IPv4 would be dissected, as they should.
An expert info error can then be displayed where appropriate.
e) It would do away with the hack (?) used for the AH dissector (I
think, I haven't looked very closely yet here).

Arguments against:

Would anyone object to this proposal?


João V.

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