Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Dealing with aggregated packets
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 22:39:14 -0700
On Jul 2, 2018, at 10:34 PM, Mike Morrin <[email protected]> wrote:

> I also played with this concept a few years ago when working with a proprietary aggregation protocol.  I am not sure if I still have my prototype code.  I seem to remember that features such as filtering were easily broken and difficult to fix.
> 
> One idea I had was to NOT give the aggregated packets real packet numbers (in the traditional sense), but give them sub-packet numbers which are displayed as x.y where x is the aggregation packet where the aggregated packet finishes and y is the aggregated sub-packet number.  Note that his scheme should be extensible for sub-packets within sub-packets (x.y.z etc).  

Is there any need to give them packet numbers at all?  The top-level tree items can have frame numbers, but the tree items underneath that need not have one.