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how to get "protobuf search paths" in lua

asked 2023-10-10 15:20:07 +0000

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updated 2023-10-10 16:01:53 +0000

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when to use wireshark protobuf decode capablity, user need to configure "protobuf serach paths" in menu[Wireshark->Preferences->Protocols->Protobuf->"protobuf serach paths" Edit]

so how to get "protobuf serach paths" in lua

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How will you use the search paths?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-10-10 16:30:38 +0000 )edit

I want to use lua to open some file under this folder("protobuf serach paths" ) and then read/write

navahoo gravatar imagenavahoo ( 2023-10-11 01:29:02 +0000 )edit

11.6. Configuration Profiles

Protobuf Search Paths (protobuf_search_paths) (Section 11.21, “Protobuf Search Paths”)


The UAT file can be part of a profile and I don't know a way to determine what the current profile is.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-10-11 02:01:30 +0000 )edit

what does UAT mean?

navahoo gravatar imagenavahoo ( 2023-10-11 08:20:52 +0000 )edit

epan/uat.c:

 *  uat.c
 *
 *  User Accessible Tables
 *  Maintain an array of user accessible data structures

Probably not a proper analogy but I think of them as config files that the user can update in the Wireshark gui.
I'm going to open an enhancement request to get access to current profile from lua. Will add a link to it here when complete.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-10-11 13:52:44 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-10-11 15:47:19 +0000

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Beside wait this enhancement, is it possible to give a demo , how to use lua scipt to add GUI to let user to input: 1. enable protobuf decoding 2. choose files which used for customized protobuf decoding

navahoo gravatar imagenavahoo ( 2023-10-12 14:53:50 +0000 )edit

Does plugin complied by C can get "protobuf serach paths" ?

navahoo gravatar imagenavahoo ( 2023-10-12 14:55:36 +0000 )edit

epan/dissectors/packet-protobuf.c:

        /* load all .proto files in the marked search paths, we can invoke FindMethodByName etc later. */
Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-10-12 15:46:56 +0000 )edit

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