This is our old Q&A Site. Please post any new questions and answers at


Is it possible to make dissector without dependence on the dynamic-link libraries (e.g.

Thank you

asked 30 Nov '16, 03:23

BorisBochkarev's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Oof, I suppose it's possible but you'd have to work out how to do it yourself. Basically you'd be statically linking all of the dynamic libraries into your dissector. (Presumably you're talking about a plugin dissector since a built-in dissector is part of

Of course one would have to wonder: why would you want to? You'll end up with one giant plugin which wouldn't be loadable by Wireshark or any of its tools (since those will have duplicate symbols for all of the things statically linked into your plugin). Using it in a separate program might be feasible but that program is going to have to know all about libwireshark anyway (that's how the dissector is going to be called) so it wouldn't make sense for that program to not link with libwireshark directly.

permanent link

answered 04 Jan '17, 11:36

JeffMorriss's gravatar image

JeffMorriss ♦
accept rate: 27%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 30 Nov '16, 03:23

question was seen: 1,280 times

last updated: 04 Jan '17, 11:36

p​o​w​e​r​e​d by O​S​Q​A