Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] How to propose a new feature?
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 13:07:41 -0700
Michael Roth wrote:

I wanted to propose a programming API, e.g. a DLL version of tshark.exe
which you could load once and then call on a per frame basis to get data
decoded into memory buffered PDML or something like that.
There's already an API from libwiretap, which both Wireshark and TShark 
use to dissect packets - but it's currently not guaranteed to remain 
unchanged from release to release.  If the API stabilizes, there's a 
good chance that it won't stabilize as the current API.
It dissects packets to yield a protocol tree.