[collectd] Wireshark dissector for collectd network plugin

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Thu Jan 1 13:39:07 CET 2009

Hi Bruno,

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 01:34:41PM +0100, Bruno Prémont wrote:
> As suggested on IRC, here is a patch to Wireshark that adds dissector
> for collectd network packets.

awesome stuff, thank you very much :) Do the wireshark folks know about
this? I'd be the easiest for me and probably the best for the general
public, if this could be added to the wireshark distribution :)

> Statility status:
> - I'm not sure the double decoding is right... I have just used the
>   ieee double support from wireshark - this might not work as expected
>   on some architectures!

The network plugin converts all doubles to the x86 form, including the
special values such as NAN. I don't know how this compares to IEEE, but
if your desector worked for some clients, it *should* work for all.

> - Notification parts are not tested

I'll have a look :)

Thanks for your work on bug #37, too :) I've written patches for 4.4 and
4.5, which will be included in the next release, which I plan to pack

Best regards,
Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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