Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Accessing IDB Options from a dissector
From: Paul Offord <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:27:48 +0000

Some time ago we wrote a program that converts IIS W3C logs to pcapng format.  We also wrote a WS dissector to produce a neat format like this:

 

 

To achieve this, the conversion program needs to pass meta-data to the dissector, and it currently does this via the first frame of the converted file.  This isn’t ideal.  I’d like to pass the meta-data via a custom IDB Option.  I’ve looked through README.plugin and README.dissector files in the doc directory of the source tree and I can’t find a function or technique for a dissector to get information from an IDB Option.  Is there a standard way to do this?

 

Thanks and regards…Paul

 


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