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Using Wireshark Lua Plugins on CloudShark

Lua Plugins

Wireshark plugins can be developed in Lua to write new dissectors to analyze packets. CloudShark can use these same plugins to add new dissectors as well. This eliminates the need to install and maintain Lua plugins on all of your users machines!

To install a new Lua plugin first create a directory named:


Then place your Lua plugin in this directory. These files must have a suffix of .lua to be loaded. Note that the cloudshark user must have access to all of these files. Once the plugins are in the directory above restart memcached by running the service memcached restart command as root to load your custom dissectors.

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