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@@ -9,6 +9,10 @@ As examples on how to use the tap system see the implementation of
tap-rpcstat.c (tethereal version)
gtk2/gtk2-rpcstat.c (gtk2-ethereal version)
+If all you need is to keep some counters there's the stats_tree API that
+offers a simple way to make a GUI and tethereal tap-listener see
+README.stats_tree. However keep reading as you'll need much of what's in
+this document.
The tap system consists of two parts:
1, code in the actual dissectors to allow tapping data from that particular