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Hi, I would like to decode packets as SIMPLE (Standard Interface for Multiple Platform Link Evaluation) but I cannot find any support for this. The SIMPLE format is included in a formal NATO Standardization Agreement called STANAG 5602. It allows for SIMPLE packets to be transmitted as either TCP or UDP (multicast or broadcast).

Does anyone know if this "decode as" capability is available anywhere? Many thanks.

asked 09 Dec '13, 05:12

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There does not appear to be a Wireshark dissector for the "SIMPLE" protocol (STANAG 5602).

Feel free to submit an enhancement request (or a patch for a dissector) at

There has been some recent work on STANAG dissectors, so maybe someone will take up the request.

Also: please provide a link to the protocol specification (if available publicly) and attach a (small) capture file containing packets with the protocol.

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answered 09 Dec '13, 07:00

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edited 09 Dec '13, 07:03

I finished to develop a simple SIMPLE dissector with complete DIS SIMPLE, and partial L11 SIMPLE , L16 SIMPLE embedded dissectors.

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answered 03 Sep '15, 03:52

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See "Send us your code" on this page

(03 Sep '15, 04:09) Anders ♦
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