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I'm willing to build a dissector able to reassemble PDUs spanned accross multiple UDP packets. My protocol have sequence/fragment IDs/total length, so there's everything needed to reassemble properly.

If i'm not mistaken there's no automated assembly mechanism like for TCP within the API ( pinfo.desegment_len etc). So I take it I would have to implement a manual re-assembly.

But how can I pass data between 2 frames / dissector calls ? Tvb can only be declared/used in a dissector so can't store my fragment in a tvb variable. I tried to store it in a ByteArray and then use bytearray<->tvb conversions methods with no luck, wireshark crashes, probably because of ByteArray's maximum sizes (overflow)

Also, whilst a manual re-assembly might work on a first pass, how about random access when clicking ?

Any suggestions ?


asked 13 Dec '13, 05:39

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Basically you will need to implement the same re-assembly routines in your protocol dissector as are implemented in the IP and the TCP dissector. Have a look at the support functions for reassmbly that can be found in "epan/reassemble.h" and how they are used in the IP and TCP dissector.

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answered 13 Dec '13, 06:39

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Oops, just realized you are using Lua instead of C. Not sure how many support routines there are in Lua regarding reassembly...

(13 Dec '13, 06:40) SYN-bit ♦♦
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