Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Registering protocol details
From: Paul Offord <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:24:59 +0000

Hi,

 

I’ve written a small program that converts web logs into pcap-ng files with a dummy Ethernet header.  I’m now writing a dissector for the resulting pcap-ng file.  The problem is that the number and meaning of the “columns” in the log is not predictable – it depends on the web log format settings.  Therefore the first entry in the pcap-ng file contains the name of the field, a definition of the data type and the column position.  In the dissector, I read this first record and then set up an hf_register_info array.  That’s the background, now my question.

 

Can I make calls to proto_register_xxx functions in my dissector, or must they be made from proto_register_xxxx?

 

Thanks and regards…Paul


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