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Is there an SDK to write dissectors?

asked 2020-02-17 11:16:47 +0000

Assarbad gravatar image


from what I was able to figure out from the documentation I'd have to build WireShark locally first in order to get import libraries and such.

Is there an SDK of sorts which I have missed when looking for one? What I am looking for is basically the headers and import libraries for MSVC to build my own dissectors.

Does this exist?


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answered 2020-02-17 11:26:14 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

Nope. You must install a full dev. environment as per the Developers Guide to build C based dissectors.

Pro Tip #1: Use a VM to contain all the Wireshark build bits separate from the rest of your machine.

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Thanks for the swift response (unfortunately I can't upvote it, because it requires 15 rep 🤔).

Assarbad gravatar imageAssarbad ( 2020-02-17 11:32:23 +0000 )edit

We don't generally upvote, but accept the answer by clicking the checkmark to the left of it (if it has answered your question).

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-02-17 12:29:18 +0000 )edit

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