Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] How to propose a new feature?
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 02:26:53 +0200
On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 01:07:41PM -0700, Guy Harris wrote:
> 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.

Also, be aware that the code is under GPL, not LGPL, i.e. if you use the
dll in a product, that product must be under a GPL compliant license.

Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.