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Re: Thoughts on disabling an old dissector
From: Joerg Mayer <jmayer () loplof de>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:48:20 +0100

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 01:33:00PM -0500, Evan Huus wrote:
This was originally filed as bug 9569. The situation is sufficiently
unusual that I really don't know what the best solution is, so I
figured I'd ask for general comments from the list. The company who
created and used the TPNCP protocol (and submitted the packet-tpncp.c
dissector) wants to reuse that name for a new, different protocol and
are asking us to disable the old dissector to avoid conflicts. The bug
has more detail.


I just added the following to the bug:
My preferred solution would be to keep the old protocol as version 1,
add the new protocol as version 2 into the same dissector and add a
preference to select which  version to use (with a default of 2). It
doesn't have to be 1 or 2 of course.

Joerg Mayer                                           <jmayer () loplof de>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.
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