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Re: Memory consumption in tshark
From: Anders Broman <a.broman () bredband net>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:02:34 +0200

Anders Broman skrev 2013-08-29 17:20:

*From:*wireshark-dev-bounces () wireshark org [mailto:wireshark-dev-bounces () wireshark org] *On Behalf Of *Dario Lombardo
*Sent:* den 29 augusti 2013 17:07
*To:* Developer support list for Wireshark
*Subject:* Re: [Wireshark-dev] Memory consumption in tshark

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Evan Huus <eapache () gmail com <mailto:eapache () gmail com>> wrote:

    Basically, but it's also more. If your capture contains a DNS
    packet resolving a name in a certain way, and the system name
    resolver gives a different answer, we prefer the DNS packet in the
    capture (since presumably the capture was on some local network
    where that name resolves differently). For this reason we can't
    just drop old cache entries unless name resolution is disabled
    completely.

That's really interesting. This means that if a DNS packet with a fake resolution is got, it can pollute the "cache".

I've triggered this behaviour in the attached pcap file. It appears that I'm pinging google (in my svn wireshark), while actually I'm pinging a private addres :).

We should probably have a ****load of parameter to tune the behavior of address resolution JAs there seems to be many opinions on the subject.

I have checked in a change to not store addresses in the hash table when name resolution is off. It remains to do changes to not store unresolved addresses when address resolution is used.



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