Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] RTP decoded as WCCP (malformed packet)
From: "Anders Broman" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 08:19:54 +0100
Dissection of UDP packets are based on Port number, heuristics or

First it is checked if I conversation is set up for the packet with a
predetermined dissector. 
If the control signalling for this RTP session was in the trace and seting
up conversation is implemented for the
Control protocol ( SIP, H323 RTSP…) the UDP packets would have been
dissected as RTP.

Secondly ( if preferences isn’t set differently) the packet is dissected by
the dissector registered for one of the ports used
 The WCCP port is 2048 so if that port is used for your RTP session that’s
why it gets dissected as WCCP.

As a third option dissectors registered as heuristics is tried meaning that
a portion of the packet is checked to see
If it could be the protocol in question. Preferences can be set in RTP to
try heuristics but as there is no good
Way to determine if it’s an RTP packet or not it may pick up more UDP
packets than wanted.


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When I tell WS
 to decode as “RTP” it does so correctly, displaying 214byte normal G.711
These can be turned into understandable audio.
Can anyone explain why the original protocol decode is WCCP with a very
large packet length listed?