Wireshark PIDL generated dissectors

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Sun Oct 6 02:10:58 MDT 2013

On 10/01/2013 07:55 AM, mmann78 at netscape.net wrote:
> The check_col function in the Wireshark source has been deprecated for awhile, but never officially removed.  I've been modifying the source (removing calls) so that it can be officially removed.  The last big hurdle was the DCE/RPC generated dissector files.  I've had a difficult time trying to regenerate the dissectors with the necessary modified source, so I just manually updated dissectors to mimic what the source should generate.
> Attached is a patch that contains the modifications to "PIDL source" that generates the dissector files (and not the dissector files themselves).  I couldn't tell from the Wireshark wiki [1] if this was maintained by samba or Wireshark,
Really ?

What about this phrase: "Patches to pidl and the IDL files should be 
sent to samba-technical at samba.org <mailto:samba-technical at samba.org>"

Sounds to me (but english is not my mothertongue) that something related 
to the Samba project is maintaining pidl and the idl files used for the 


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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