Unable to load lua plugins in wireshark 2.4.3

asked 2017-12-21 04:29:08 +0000

rsmitha gravatar image

updated 2017-12-21 10:40:09 +0000


I have built wireshark 2.4.3 from source. I have some lua scripts which I need to load into wireshark. In "About Wireshark", the path used by the listed plugins is: /usr/local/lib/wireshark/plugins/2.4.3 So I put the lua plugins in that folder. However, when I start wireshark, I dont see the lua plugins listed.

I checked the init.lua script. The 'disable_lua' flag is set to false which means that lua is enabled.

What could I be doing wrong?

Please advise. Regards, rsmitha.

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Stupid question maybe, but did you built Wireshark with Lua support enabled? Does it say so in the About Wireshark dialog?

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2017-12-21 07:04:14 +0000 )edit

Another simple but not obvious one, if you eventually run Wireshark as root, Lua is disabled for security reasons no matter what init.lua says.

sindy gravatar imagesindy ( 2017-12-21 09:58:44 +0000 )edit