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To be able to save and load dissector overrides in the "decode as" dialogue.

On private networks, especially in the SCADA world, none standard and multiple ports are used which can make selecting the right dissector each time Wireshark is started a chor.

asked 12 May '11, 10:02

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Bug 2931 was filed for this on October 2, 2008 by Toralf Forster, but thus far this functionality has not been implemented by anyone.

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answered 12 May '11, 11:14

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The requested functionality was added to Wireshark in September 2011 and is part of the Wireshark 1.7 dev releases and will be part of the future Wireshark 1.8 release. (See Bug 2931 for details).

(24 Mar '12, 08:27) Bill Meier ♦♦

Another common solution is to modify the dissector(s) in question to have preferences for the port(s) used. Port ranges can be set up too (so the user can say, for example, that ports 13,42,100-200 all get grabbed by the protocol in question).

BTW, this is a Q&A site, you might want to put RFEs in the bug database instead.

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answered 12 May '11, 11:24

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