Explain a bit more what this does.
authorguy <guy@f5534014-38df-0310-8fa8-9805f1628bb7>
Mon, 4 Jul 2011 01:39:13 +0000 (01:39 +0000)
committerguy <guy@f5534014-38df-0310-8fa8-9805f1628bb7>
Mon, 4 Jul 2011 01:39:13 +0000 (01:39 +0000)
git-svn-id: http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark/trunk@37884 f5534014-38df-0310-8fa8-9805f1628bb7

wiretap/mime_file.c

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  *
  * MIME file format decoder for the Wiretap library.
  *
+ * This is for use with Wireshark dissectors that handle file
+ * formats (e.g., because they handle a particular MIME media type).
+ * It breaks the file into chunks of at most WTAP_MAX_PACKET_SIZE,
+ * each of which is reported as a packet, so that files larger than
+ * WTAP_MAX_PACKET_SIZE can be handled by reassembly.
+ *
+ * The "MIME file" dissector does the reassembly, and hands the result
+ * off to heuristic dissectors to try to identify the file's contents.
+ *
  * $Id$
  *
  * Wiretap Library