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Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of StructuredBinaryData


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Timestamp:
2012-05-06T04:17:52Z (7 years ago)
Author:
Sean Bartell
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list several tools

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  • StructuredBinaryData

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    11= Structured Binary Data =
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    3 This page will document my thoughts and design ideas for the structured binary data project. The project aims to address #317; a description of my overall approach can be found on the [https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2012/wtachi/46005 GSoC project page].
     3This page will document my thoughts and design ideas for the structured binary
     4data project. The project aims to address #317; a description of my overall
     5approach can be found on the
     6[https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2012/wtachi/46005 GSoC
     7project page].
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    59== Existing Tools ==
    610
    7 This section will discuss existing tools related to my project, so they can be used for inspiration.
     11I am researching existing tools related to my project, so they can be used for inspiration.
     12
     13=== [http://construct.wikispaces.com/ Construct] ===
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     15TODO: looks promising. Also look at issues and forks.
     16
     17=== [http://bindata.rubyforge.org/ BinData] ===
     18
     19TODO: looks promising.
     20
     21=== [http://wsgd.free.fr/index.html Wireshark Generic Dissector] ===
     22
     23The length and real value of a field can depend on all previous fields and use
     24complex expressions. Structures can contain `if`/`while`/`continue`/`break`/…
     25statements.
     26
     27=== Less interesting tools ===
     28
     29 [https://www.wireshark.org/ Wireshark] and [http://www.tcpdump.org/ tcpdump]::
     30  As the Construct wiki notes, you would expect these developers to have some
     31  sort of DSL, but they just use C for everything. Wireshark does use ASN.1,
     32  Diameter, and MIDL for protocols developed with them.
     33 [http://kde.org/applications/utilities/okteta/ Okteta]::
     34  Has an XML format for simple structures, where the length of a field can
     35  depend on a previous value. Also has an on‐line database of structures, but
     36  it isn’t very popular—there are only nine submissions!
     37 [http://ff-extractor.sourceforge.net/ ffe]::
     38  Only the simplest structures.
     39 Other hex editors::
     40  [http://beye.sourceforge.net/ Beye], [http://home.gna.org/bless/ Bless], and
     41  [https://live.gnome.org/Ghex GHex] lack interesting features.