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in multipart SMS, if all parts are existed then wireshark is reassembeld them. is it possible to reassembeling a multipart SMS even though one part is not existed ? for example in a 3 part SMS if parts 1 and 2 are existed and part 3 is not existed,then wireshark reassembled parts 1 and 2.

asked 11 Apr '17, 22:37

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Reassemble to what? A partial PDU? And how to indicate where the break is happening? And what if multiple parts are missing? Does the space needs to be filled in to make the size match? Filled in with what?

As you can see, there are many options, and it is hard to satisfy everyone. While in practice such incomplete PDU is dropped, so the relevance is limited anyway. Therefore the investment is not made, unless the application calls for it, the example being RTP media playback. And ever there the issues listed above are hard to implement in a way to satisfy all.

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answered 12 Apr '17, 01:00

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