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[Wireshark-dev] ROLL-RPL-12 Dissector Support

From: Colin O'Flynn <coflynn_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 19 2010 - 13:34:26 GMT
To: <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>



ROLL-RPL-12 (ref: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-roll-rpl/) is
a routing protocol for low-power networks. As a result of IESG Last-Call
version RPL-12 was published, making it very unlikely the packet formats
will change at this point.


Owen Kirby & I have been maintaining dissectors for this protocol in
Wireshark at https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5266


I've just added some updates as a result of a large test involving many
vendors, using Wireshark to dissect & display the RPL packets. The patch
seems reliable and we had no problems between many different RPL
implementations, giving me confidence it's worthwhile committing to SVN.


If the approach taken by the patch is acceptable to the Wireshark admins,
would it be possible to get it committed to SVN? If not then let me know
what to change to make it acceptable.


The only thing that I know will need to be changed later is possibly the
ICMPv6 message type, which is pending assignment by the IANA. This is
clearly marked in the source comments by both a 'pending IANA assignment'
and a 'rpl-12' comment.


Warm Regards,


  -Colin O'Flynn

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