Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Extracting field values in a C post-dissector
From: Paul Offord <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 22:11:55 +0000
I've hit a problem.  WS scans the trace file twice.  I need access to protocol fields (e.g. tcp.len and smb2.ses_id) during the first scan.

Unfortunately with the C postdissector the tree value passed during the first scan is NULL.  During the second scan I do get the tree.

I guess the LUA code uses the proto_tree_prime_hfid() outlined below.

Any suggestions how I move forward gratefully accepted.

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-------- Original message --------
From: Guy Harris
Date:05/09/2016 03:59 (GMT+00:00)
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Extracting field values in a C post-dissector

On Aug 22, 2016, at 6:40 AM, Pascal Quantin <[email protected]> wrote:

> By having a quick look at the code, I *think* you will want first to retrieve the hfindex of a given field by using proto_registrar_get_id_byname(), then mark it as "interesting" with proto_tree_prime_hfid()

...which you have to do before the dissection starts.

Unfortunately, you can't do that in a post-dissector.


> aOr a cll to proto_find_finfo() should work also without the need to prime the field, but should be slower according to the comments in proto.h.

...you might have to do it that way, instead.
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