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Re: [Wireshark-dev] FW: wireshark decodes xml files?

From: <upendra.allu_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 30 2010 - 12:36:37 GMT
To: <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>, <anders.broman@ericsson.com>

Hello
Please find my replies inline.
 
Regards,
Upendra

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[mailto:wireshark-dev-bounces@wireshark.org] On Behalf Of
upendra.allu@wipro.com
Sent: den 30 augusti 2010 10:56
To: wireshark-dev@wireshark.org
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] FW: wireshark decodes xml files?

Hello,

Thanks for your response

>1. currently I am decoding my plug-ins with pcap files and I have
traffic to decode the plug-ins. i.e. as you
>assumed.

E.g you load filses written in pcap format and your (plugin)dissector
dissects them?

Yes, I write myself packets and load them into Wireshark so that,
Wireshark will decode.

>2. regarding xml files decoding, my protocols are not yet ready to
decode xml files, I think I have to make some >changes in my code in
order to make it decode xml files.

You want to load trace files written in xml format?

Yes, I want to load trace file in xml format.

>3. now my query is, as I decoded my plug-ins with pcap, in the similar
way I want to decode with xml, and I want >to know what are changes
required to do like that? Also I don't know how to load xml file into
Wireshark for
>decoding.

You have to write a wiretap module or plugin to read that file format.

Any document on how to do this?

>4. I still don't have xml files, I have to write those sample xml
files.
/Anders
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[mailto:wireshark-dev-bounces@wireshark.org] On Behalf Of Guy Harris
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 1:50 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] FW: wireshark decodes xml files?

On Aug 30, 2010, at 1:07 AM, upendra.allu@wipro.com wrote:

> Thanks for your quick information.
> Right now I am decoding my plug-ins with .pcap files using Wireshark,
but now I want to decode them using xml files.

I assume that, when you say "I am decoding my plug-ins with .pcap files
using Wireshark", you mean that you have pcap files that contain traffic
for your protocol, and you have a plugin for your protocol that decodes
that traffic.

I also assume that "but now I want to decode them using xml files" means
that:

        1) your protocol uses XML as its encoding;

        2) you have text files containing XML, and that XML uses the
same DTD as the XML in your protocol - i.e., the contents of the file
look like the contents of a packet for your protocol - and you want to
be able to read your XML files into Wireshark and have it decode the XML
file in the same fashion in which Wireshark can decode the XML traffic
for your protocol.

Are those correct assumptions? (We need to know in order to know what
you're asking, and we need to know what you're asking in order to answer
your question.)
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