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Diameter 'Answer In'/'Request In' fields not available with tshark/pyshark

Hi All,

I am using pyshark (a Python wrapper for tshark) to analyse traffic capture files, and I ran into a problem around finding Diameter Common Messages request/answer pairs.

The Wireshark GUI helps identifying the answer to a specific Diameter request packet with the field called Answer In. The Request In field helps the other way around. See the Wireshark Diameter Protocol Display Filter Reference, diameter.answer_in and diameter.answer_to field names.

Using the above information makes it easy to construct display filters in the Wireshark GUI for selecting specific request/answer pairs. Unfortunately, when using the tshark CLI on the same capture file, this field seems to be missing.

tshark -r d:/test.pcapng -Y diameter.answer_in  # Works in Wireshark GUI, not in tshark


What do I need to use these field names for filtering capture files with tshark?

My tshark version is: TShark (Wireshark) 2.9.0 (v2.9.0-0-gf4238cd2)

Many thanks, Bence