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I'm looking for alternative for Wireshark, with this requirements:

  • Cross-platform (Windows and Linux)
  • USB packet sniffing
  • Easy creation of dissectors

Wireshark is great, but Lua API for writing dissectors miss some critical features, like conversations (linking request and response packets).

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  • Hi and welcome to RE.SE. Wait, why do you claim these are missing from the Lua interface? I know they're unwieldy and generally these dissectors tend to be slow. Perhaps I am misunderstanding. Could you elaborate? – 0xC0000022L Dec 3 '19 at 10:08
  • The fact they're slow isn't that bad, I'm using Lua API because of flexibility and development speed, I don't need to have source code of Wireshark and compile it everytime I make small change. I sent the question on Wireshark QA, but without reply, seem that there isn't solution. – GAMELASTER Dec 3 '19 at 10:18
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about software recommendation, not reverse-engineering. – peter ferrie Dec 6 '19 at 17:08
  • @peterferrie but it's software recommendation for a reverse-engineering application, so why this should be offtopic? – GAMELASTER Dec 12 '19 at 9:52

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