This resulting file can be compiled as an Wireshark plugin, and used to monitor GIOP/IIOP traffic that is using this IDL.
idl2wrs is actually a shell script wrapper for two Python programs.
These programs are:
wireshark_gen.py - Contains the Source Code Generator Class
idl2wrs supports heuristic dissection of GIOP/IIOP traffic, and some experimental code for explicit dissection, based on Object Key <-> Repository Id mapping. However, code for heuristic based plugins is generated by default, and users should consider this the preferred method unless you have some namespace collisions.
1. To write the C code to stdout.
eg: idl2wrs echo.idl
2. To write to a file, just redirect the output.
idl2wrs echo.idl > packet-test.c
The -p option passed to omniidl (inside idl2wrs) indicates where wireshark_be.py and wireshark_gen.py will be searched. This may need tweaking if you place these files somewhere else.
If it complains about being unable to find some modules (eg tempfile.py), you may want to check if PYTHONPATH is set correctly.
idl2wrs uses omniidl, an IDL parser, and can be found at <http://omniorb.sourceforge.net/>
Original Author -------- ------ Frank Singleton <frank.singleton[AT]ericsson.com>