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tshark api to generate json from pcap

asked 2019-11-11 13:40:45 +0000

For my use case, i need to derive and process the json output of pcaps. today, for each pcap, i run a new instance of tshark to generate the json for each pcap. this works but i'm looking to streamline this. Is there a tshark api/library that i can instead call where i pass tshark a pcap and get a json object back without having to fork/exec a tshark process?


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answered 2019-11-11 13:58:06 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

Not really. The dissection engine is in libwireshark but the API is NOT designed for external users, although some brave souls have done so. The json output part is handled elsewhere.

There is another option, sharkd, unfortunately poorly documented, which provides access to dissection over a tcp connection using json and is the backend for webshark.

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