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Wireshark crashes in the “Enabled Protocols” dialog box

asked 2019-12-11 15:49:23 +0000

Harvey gravatar image

updated 2019-12-11 18:32:08 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Hello, I open the “Enabled Protocols” dialog box, press Disable All then Wireshark shut down... Is there another way to suppress all the Protocols ?

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Can you paste information from "wireshark -v" or Help->About Wireshark.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2019-12-11 16:30:27 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-12-11 18:18:34 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

There is a duct tape and baling wire work around:

  1. Use tshark to grab a list of all protocols: tshark -G protocols
    The protocol name is the last entry on the line:
Lua Dissection  Lua Dissection  _ws.lua
Expert Info     Expert
29West Protocol 29West  29west

On linux: tshark -G protocols | sed -e "s/.* //" (that's a tab not space in the pattern match)

  1. Take the list of protocols and add them to the disabled_protos file in your profile directory.

  2. Open Wireshark and check the protocols Analyze -> Enabled Protocols...
    At this point a Disable All and Okto disable the remaining heuristic protocols didn't crash the GUI.
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answered 2019-12-11 17:35:59 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

I'm able to recreate in 3.2.0rc1 (v3.2.0rc1-0-g84fad90e808b)

There was a similar issue in

That one has been closed so you can open a new one at

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Thanks for the report, we are currently working on a fix.

Pascal Quantin gravatar imagePascal Quantin ( 2019-12-11 18:09:07 +0000 )edit

answered 2019-12-18 18:17:11 +0000

Gerald Combs gravatar image

This should be fixed in the master branch and in the impending 3.2.0 release.

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