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WSGD Bitfields and byte order

asked 2019-03-22 07:44:56 +0000

bilgehan gravatar image

updated 2019-03-22 13:02:36 +0000

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I am trying to dissect a protocol with Wireshark Generic dissector. Byte order is big endian for the protocol but bit order is LSB. Relevant fields are below:

enum1 Truth
    FALSE 0
    TRUE 1

struct Message



    Truth[8] fastEth;

    Truth[3] gigaEth;



When I receive a message in which fastEth[0]=TRUE and rest is FALSE. Dissector shows fastEth[7]=TRUE and rest as FALSE, values are shown as reversed.

  • WSGD has a keyword for byte order (byte_order=big_endian). How can I handle bit order in this situation?

  • Also can I only define bitfieldN when N is multiple of 8?


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answered 2020-01-31 20:58:53 +0000

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wsgd does NOT manage bit order

On the displayed example

  • wsgd see 11 data (each of 1 bit)
  • wsgd do not see any group of data

Is the example supposed to show ? :

  • ... no bit order
  • 8 bits where a bit order should be applied
  • 3 bits where a bit order should be applied
  • ... no bit order
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answered 2019-03-22 11:24:55 +0000

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Does this page on bitfields in WSGD help?

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bitfieldN : N must be 8 16 24 or 32

wsgd gravatar imagewsgd ( 2020-01-31 20:30:59 +0000 )edit

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