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Uses old Rust 2015

0.6.1 Mar 4, 2019

#12 in #wireshark

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MIT license

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Build status Crates.io License

This is an execution engine for Wireshark®-like filters.

It contains public APIs for parsing filter syntax, compiling them into an executable IR and, finally, executing filters against provided values.


use wirefilter::{ExecutionContext, Scheme, Type};

fn main() -> Result<(), failure::Error> {
    // Create a map of possible filter fields.
    let scheme = Scheme! {
        http.method: Bytes,
        http.ua: Bytes,
        port: Int,

    // Parse a Wireshark-like expression into an AST.
    let ast = scheme.parse(r#"
        http.method != "POST" &&
        not http.ua matches "(googlebot|facebook)" &&
        port in {80 443}

    println!("Parsed filter representation: {:?}", ast);

    // Compile the AST into an executable filter.
    let filter = ast.compile();

    // Set runtime field values to test the filter against.
    let mut ctx = ExecutionContext::new(&scheme);

    ctx.set_field_value("http.method", "GET")?;

        "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:66.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/66.0",

    ctx.set_field_value("port", 443)?;

    // Execute the filter with given runtime values.
    println!("Filter matches: {:?}", filter.execute(&ctx)?); // true

    // Amend one of the runtime values and execute the filter again.
    ctx.set_field_value("port", 8080)?;

    println!("Filter matches: {:?}", filter.execute(&ctx)?); // false



Licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for details.


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