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How can I edit or expand a protocol like `bitcoin`

asked 2019-04-29 23:59:57 +0000

The bitcoin protocol analyzer in Wireshark is great, but it's out of date. There are new message types, such as cmpctblock (Compact Block) that I need to analyze with the same ease as block messages.

When WS gets a block message, it is able to deconstruct it and label the parts of the message nicely (block version, merkle root, timestamp, etc.) I would like to define fields such as these for the bitcoin protocol messages that are not yet built in to the filter.

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answered 2019-04-30 06:35:06 +0000

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Then you'll have to write the source code to expand the bitcoin dissector in order to generate these fields. This code can be contributed to the repository, see develop. Or you can file an enhancement request at the bug database. Attaching a capture file there can increase the chance of someone else investing their time in writing the code for you.

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