Media Types Family

This page presents media types for which Wireshark provides dissection.

Media Type aware Protocols

The media dissectors depend upon media-type aware protocols, like:

  • HTTP: WWW

  • JXTA: JXTA Peer-to-Peer

  • RTSP: Real Time Streaming Protocol (RFC 2326)

  • SIP: Voice over IP telephony

  • SMTP: e-mail

  • WSP: WAP

Wireshark Media Type dissectors

The following media types are dissected:

  • Application/ISUP: ISUP Messages sent in the body of SIP messages, SIP-T.

  • GIF: a common image file format.

  • JPEG_JFIF: a common image file format.

  • JXTA: JXTA Binary Message envelopes.

  • Line_based_text: generic text.

  • MIME_multipart: an encapsulation scheme.

  • MSN messenger: an instant messaging service.

  • PNG: a common image file format.

  • SDP: Session Description Protocol (RFC 2327)

  • WBXML: a compact binary encoding of certain XML content, used in the WapProtocolFamily.

Example capture file

See the protocols and Media Types pages for example capture files.

External Links

  • IANA media types the IANA list of MIME types

  • RFC2045 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies

  • RFC2046 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two: Media Types

  • RFC2047 MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Part Three: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text

  • RFC2048 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Four: Registration Procedures

  • RFC2049 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Five: Conformance Criteria and Examples

Discussion

  • I didn't add any of the PKIX MIME types because I'm not sure they are real MIME types.

  • The WAP types set is incomplete.

  • The text type should probably broken up to discuss dissection of plain text, html & xml


Imported from https://wiki.wireshark.org/MediaTypesFamily on 2020-08-11 23:16:38 UTC