Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Writing/sharing dissectors
One more question though...

With respect to Linux, I can build and redistribute my plugin.

With respect to Win32, all I want is to create a plugin (DLL) that I can
distribute to Windows Wireshark users. In Section 2.2 of the Developer's
Guide, I see things about installing Cygwin, Python, ..., all things I
have on my Linux system.

Is already having a working Linux system any help in my attempt to
obtain a Win32 DLL or do I really have to follow the 100% Win32 way of
Section 2.2? 

Regards,

Kobboi



On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 20:33 +0200, Jaap Keuter wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Better use the skeleton code found in chapter 1.2 of the README.developer
> file in /doc. Also name the dissector sourcefile packet-foo.c i.s.o.
> plugin.c, because that name is already used for the autogenerated plugin
> adapter code.
> 
> Sharing the executable dissector is indeed as simple as sharing the DLL /
> Shared Object file.
> 
> Also check out the Custom.nmake.example.
> 
> Thanx,
> Jaap
> 
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Kobboi wrote:
> 
> > Jaap, Ulf,
> >
> > Thanks for your reply.
> >
> > About the writing... To get started I concatenated the code from Example
> > 9.1 through 9.4 of the Wireshark Developer's Guide and put it in a
> > plugin.c file. I then updated the Makefiles and such according to
> > README.plugins. Compilation fails with:
> >
> > plugin.c:67: error: static declaration of 'dissect_foo' follows non-static
> > declaration
> > plugin.c:12: error: previous declaration of 'dissect_foo' was here
> >
> > Removing the "static" below or adding it above just creates another bunch
> > of errors about multiple declarations. What obviously simple thing am I
> > overlooking?
> >
> > About the sharing... I was kind of hoping that dissectors had their own
> > kind of description language (something in XML maybe), making it easy to
> > share them, even over different platforms: just copy the description file.
> > Since dissectors seem to have to be written in C, I guess this is out of
> > the question. Or is sharing a plugin just a question of copying a DLL file
> > on Win32, or copying a .so file on similar Linux platforms?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Kobboi
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > For a more extensive answer, after reading said website, there's not
> > > really a roadmap to a dissector. Much depends on the situation.
> > > First you'll have to choose the way you want to deploy you dissector. My
> > > guess would be a plugin dissector in your case, rather then build in.
> > >
> > > Another choice is style, based on the complexity of the protocol. Very
> > > simple protocols can use a simple pvt_cursor style, medium to complex ones
> > > can use proto_tree_add_item calls, while ASN.1 based protocol can have a
> > > generated dissector.
> > >
> > > Have some shared code repository for your dissector, that way you can
> > > easily share the code and build on the two platforms. They're not that
> > > different, thanks to glib, apart from the build scripts. See the developer
> > > guide to setup your windows build environment, and the README.* in /doc in
> > > the source tree for all kinds of inside info.
> > >
> > > Thanx,
> > > Jaap
> > >
> > > On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> > >
> > >> Kobboi wrote:
> > >> > Hello,
> > >> >
> > >> > Some very basic questions, hope you don't mind my asking them...
> > >> >
> > >> > Where can I find a recent HOWTO on writing your own dissector for a
> > >> > proprietary protocol? Is there some basic roadmap that can help me
> > >> keep
> > >> > an overview and not lose the way?
> > >> >
> > >> > When I have finished writing it, how do I easily share my dissector?
> > >> > Does everyone who wants to use it need to recompile their Wireshark?
> > >> Any
> > >> > important Windows/Linux differences? (I'll need to support both
> > >> > platforms)
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks for the info!
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> See: http://wiki.wireshark.org/Development
> > >>
> > >> Regards, ULFL
> >
> >
> >
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