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I have some experience of writing a post dissector using LUA. Is it possible to write an equivalent as a C plugin i.e. a dissector that receives control after all other dissectors have been executed?

Thanks and regards...Paul

asked 08 Nov '15, 14:11

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edited 09 Nov '15, 03:03

Yes, that's what void register_postdissector(dissector_handle_t); is intended for, see epan/packet.h. Currently there's limited use in the main distribution, other than PRP (but dissection disabled by default) and the MATE plugin, which may be a good example.

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answered 09 Nov '15, 03:54

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Well that's embarrassing. I don't know how I missed that. Thanks Jaap.

(09 Nov '15, 04:17) PaulOfford

Tried it and it works a treat.

(09 Nov '15, 23:50) PaulOfford
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