Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] How to propose a new feature?
From: Michael Roth <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:21:22 +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.

Thanks for the information. I repeated my question to wireshark-dev. 
Is there documentation for this libwiretap API available?