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Hi, i have created a Dissector for some new protocols. Now i have to build a continious integration job with Jenkins, where i have to test if the plugin is working correctly. So i thought i can use tshark to dissect a pcap file and than build an job which is checking the createt xml if the dissection was successfull.

Now i have the problem, that tshark isnt loading my plugin. Is tshark able to load plugins? If yes, how do i load plugins with tshark?

greetings Christina

asked 30 Sep '14, 05:29

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tshark uses the same plugins as Wireshark, and loads them in the same manner. tshark is also used in this way in the Wireshark CI build tests, see the test directory of the Wireshark sources for some test script examples.

As to your actual issue, it's likely that your CI environment isn't placing the built plugin in the correct place for the copy of tshark that is being run by the tests to load.

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answered 30 Sep '14, 05:53

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Thanks, it works now.

(01 Oct '14, 01:43) Venturina

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