Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] dissecting TCP packets with multiple PDUs
From: John Dill <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 13:08:55 +0000

I have a TCP protocol that sends multiple PDUs.  So far, my dissector seems to handle the cases where one PDU is split across multiple frames, and when multiple PDUs are dissected in one frame.  Unfortunately, I'm having issues where the TCP dissection stops if I have multiple PDUs that are split inside a frame, e.g.


packet 37104 TCP segment (536)

packet 37167 TCP segment (498) - creates reassembled TCP size of (1034) which is correct


However, packet 37167 has the start of another PDU containing 38 bytes.  I can't seem to get the dissector to recognize the start of it.


​I printed out the captured length, but it always seems to be 1034.  I'm not sure how to recognize that the current frame has leftover bytes to start a new dissection.


Is there an example plugin that someone can suggest that I can investigate to see how this scenario is handled?



John D.