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I'm doing maintenance on a Automation and machines that uses Varan Protocol. Can Wireshark recognize this protocol??


asked 18 Sep '13, 06:51

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edited 18 Sep '13, 07:08

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Kurt Knochner ♦

there is no support for VARAN in Wireshark, at least not in the official code base. Sometimes vendors develop a plugin for certain protocols, without releasing the code to the public. Please ask your VARAN vendor if they provide such a Wireshark plugin.

If you need to analyze the protocol yourself, I suggest to look at the Wireshark Generic Dissector

It's pretty easy to implement a dissector for a new protocol with that.


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answered 18 Sep '13, 06:58

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edited 18 Sep '13, 06:59

Other options are available for creating a dissector.

I'll blow my own trumpet and point out my SharkFest'13 presentation - 3 ways to create a dissector

(18 Sep '13, 08:27) grahamb ♦
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