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I want to register a tap for statisticing private protocols. I can do it by calling the register_tap c api, by how can I do it by lua script?

asked 13 Mar '15, 02:51

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Francis Wong
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Use the Listener function.

Have you looked at the example in the Developers Guide: 10.3. Example of Listener written in Lua?

There are also some listener examples on the Wireshark Lua examples page.

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answered 13 Mar '15, 03:02

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Thank you for your answer; I want to build a stats tree like the http packet counter(Statistics/HTTP/Packet Counter); I can't call tap_queue_packet manually by lua, so I use the C plugin instead of lua now. Thank U again.^-^

(15 Mar '15, 19:37) Francis Wong
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