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Can I submit a Lua dissector to code review?

asked 2020-06-19 23:55:54 +0000

vasileios gravatar image

I have developed a Lua dissector for a protocol that is not parsed by Wireshark's built-in dissectors. I'd like it to submit for code review, but I'm not sure if I can submit a Lua script to the repository. Is there any guidance on reviewing Lua dissectors, in the documentation below I couldn't find something:

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Good information in this discussion and Wiki article.
Check your install of Wireshark. The few lua files are to support lua not analyze packets.
There is some lua in the code tree that is used for test scripts.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-06-20 04:33:30 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-06-20 08:24:46 +0000

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Currently we only take in code written in C (and C++ for Qt GUI only) into consideration for inclusion in the repository. Even though Lua plugins are ideal for rapid prototyping and custom extensions, they lack the raw power and have a limited API available to them, making maintenance more difficult.

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