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Is there a limit on the size of a xml file (containing 3gpp trace) that can be loaded on wireshark?

asked 2018-06-04 07:43:20 +0000

A XML file containing 3GPP trace of size approximately 450KB (~4600 lines) doesn't load on wireshark. A dialog box with the below error is shown:

The file "1.xml" could not be opened: No error.

Is there any size limit which is causing this loading error?

The XML file mostly contains 3GPP application messages with the corresponding hex dump.

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answered 2018-06-04 08:29:32 +0000

Anders gravatar image

Chances are that Wireshark can't open that type of a file - what Specification describes the format of the file?

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If the format is according to 3GPP TS 32.423 then Wireshark should be able to read it and if it's not then you should raise a bug report.

Anders gravatar imageAnders ( 2018-06-04 08:50:17 +0000 )edit

Yes, the format is according to 3GPP TS 32.423. When I shorten the file size by removing multiple traceRecSession's, then it works fine.

TheWirelessGuy gravatar imageTheWirelessGuy ( 2018-06-04 08:54:59 +0000 )edit

We'd need a bug with the trace file to figure out what goes wrong.

Anders gravatar imageAnders ( 2018-06-04 10:24:24 +0000 )edit

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