Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Dissector for a custom protocol which starts as HTTP
From: David Ameiss <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:20:46 -0500
I've developed a dissector for a custom protocol used by my company. The protocol starts out as HTTP, as in an HTTP GET, but after that uses the "custom" part - not HTTP at all.
The problem I'm running into is that, once a conversation is identified 
by the HTTP dissector as being HTTP (due to the first message, which IS 
HTTP), it stays that way. My dissector isn't called. I've added my 
dissector as a heuristic dissector for HTTP, but that doesn't seem to 
help. And unfortunately (since subsequent packets are not HTTP) I don't 
have Content-Type to steer the packets my way.
Subsequent packets appear as HTTP Continuation, BTW.

Is there some way to tell HTTP not to treat following packets for that conversation as HTTP, and to pass them to my dissector? Or a way to call the HTTP dissector (from my dissector) for the first packet WITHOUT it being "marked" as HTTP forever and ever?
David Ameiss
[email protected]