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Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Question]how to add an dissector for 802.11 Action frame in Lua?

From: Bill Meier <wmeier_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Feb 13 2012 - 20:45:37 GMT
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>

On 2/13/2012 3:12 PM, Guy Harris wrote:
>
> On Feb 12, 2012, at 9:46 PM, wrote:
>
>> I have an Vendor Specific Action and want to add an dissector for
>> it.
>>
>> Usually, an dissector is added by:
>>
>> udp_table = DissectorTable.get("udp.port")
>> udp_table:add(7777,trivial_proto)
>>
>> But for an Action Frame I dont know what the parameters should be
>> for get/add.
>
> There is currently no dissector table in the 802.11 dissectors for
> vendor-specific actions. The dissector would have to be changed to
> provide a dissector table (or per-vendor tables) into which action
> dissectors could be registered in order for there to be parameters to
> use for get/add there.
>

You can can file an enhancement request at bugs.wireshark.org

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