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greetings when i display data as text it shows \x011119 032914 121638 10 49.2768 49.2781 056.4940 0.3094

i want to make column shows only 121638 10 ???

i tried in column reference but it didnt work

asked 30 Mar '14, 12:45

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I'm sorry, but your description is not really helpful to understand your problem. So, if you are interested in a meaningful answer, please add much more details.

  • what is the protocol
  • is it your own dissector or a standard one
  • can you post a sample capture file on
(30 Mar '14, 14:11) Kurt Knochner ♦

first of all thank you for response i sorry i cannot upload the file its too large but while iam uploading the file this snapshot can show what i mean alt text

(30 Mar '14, 17:01) shady

O.K some more questions:

  • what kind of protocol is that?
  • do you really need the ASCII representation of some payload bytes, in your case (121638 10)?
  • are those bytes always at the same location?
  • do you need that as a column in Wireshark, or would it be sufficient to get text output with tshark?
(31 Mar '14, 01:53) Kurt Knochner ♦

sorry again if my questions are not clear i will try harder to be clear

its data protocol and here its page in wireshark site

yes the are at same location every time

yes i need that as a column and if its possible to get text output it will be great

thank you very much

(31 Mar '14, 03:31) shady

any information yet??

(01 Apr '14, 13:43) shady

its data protocol and here its page in wireshark site

'data' isn't a 'protocol'. It's just a way for Wireshark to show payload data, if there is no dissector available for that specific protocol.

yes the are at same location every time


yes i need that as a column and if its possible to get text output it will be great

O.K. now comes the 'bad' news: You'll have to write a dissector for that to happen in Wireshark. Within a dissector you can defined protocol fields and you can expose them in a way to be able to use those fields as a source for column data in Wireshark.

Please read the developer docs how to write a dissector.


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answered 02 Apr '14, 14:25

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Kurt Knochner ♦
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Usual plug: Or see my presentation from sharkFest'13 (to be reprised at SF'14) on 3 ways to write a dissector:

(03 Apr '14, 02:45) grahamb ♦

thank you very much for your help

i will try to write it

i will be back

(03 Apr '14, 02:53) shady
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