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Process of adding protocol decodes in wireshark.

asked 2020-08-19 16:46:59 +0000

dpatel100 gravatar image

What is the process I should follow for wireshark to decode some protocols? Do I create a feature request? or Bugb?

Specifically,this is WIFI alliance protocol called Agile Multiband (MBO).

Current wireshark does not decode these packets properly, making it difficult to test and automate using wireshark.

I have the full specification that I can attach here (but I don't have enough "points").

This is urgently needed.

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What version of Wireshark are you running?
Looks like it was added in this enhancement

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-08-19 17:32:05 +0000 )edit

Note these changes have not been back-ported to the stable version so will only be found (currently) in a 3.3.0-rc automated build or if you build yourself from master.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-08-20 07:38:50 +0000 )edit

I tested latest stable version, and did not see it working. So, I was perplexed. With your message that it is in 3.3.0-rc-auktomated build folder, I verified it is working correctly. I tested build 3.3.0rc0-1872.
Thank You so much for responding so quickly! Wireshark is awesome!

dpatel100 gravatar imagedpatel100 ( 2020-08-20 18:03:34 +0000 )edit

When will this be merged into stable branch?

dpatel100 gravatar imagedpatel100 ( 2020-08-25 15:12:30 +0000 )edit

It won't, as the stable branch only get bug-fixes. When 3.4 becomes the stable branch it will be in that release.

See the wiki pages on Release Policy and LifeCycle for more info.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-08-25 15:41:11 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-08-20 11:07:21 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

To answer the question about the process, see the wiki pages; Creating Patches and Submitting Patches, the Wireshark Developers Guide (WSDG) and the documentation in the source tree under the doc directory.

Note that a migration from Gerrit to GitLab is currently underway and the process using GitLab will be different. Documentation etc. is being modified as I write this.

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Thank You!

dpatel100 gravatar imagedpatel100 ( 2020-08-20 18:03:43 +0000 )edit

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grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-08-21 07:55:57 +0000 )edit

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