Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Registering protocol details
From: Anders Broman <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2016 12:02:18 +0200

Den 7 aug. 2016 11:25 fm skrev "Paul Offord" <[email protected]>:
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> I’ve written a small program that converts web logs into pcap-ng files with a dummy Ethernet header

You could use the exported pdu format
See exported_pdu.h in epan directory. Should you need new tags for meta information those could be added.
Regards
Anders

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.
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> Can I make calls to proto_register_xxx functions in my dissector, or must they be made from proto_register_xxxx?
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> Thanks and regards…Paul
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