Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] JSONshark -- Was: Applying for GSOC
From: Luis EG Ontanon <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:45:39 -0500

The starting point is to define a message based interface for using epan. I believe the best place for doing that is the wiki with the help of the other developpers.

Then there's the architechture of the system itself.

For which I think we have two or three sub-projects here. I believe more people should come in if we want it done in a summer. 

For the server:
My idea is a concurrent server (one that forks as epan cannot run concurrently) that uses websockets.

That needs a c program that uses epan and talks JSON via stdin and stdout. Something similar to tshark, but interactive, that uses JSON encoding.

And a wrapper for it that invokes it and mantains it, running on an http server.

For that can use node.js (http://nodejs.org) and socket.io (http://socket.io/). Or some other server...  Or we could implement our own server in c.

For the client we need an html/_javascript_ application that uses our server.

There should be a _javascript_ library plus a set of labeled html templates, and a program that using them interacts with the server.


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Sumit Toshniwal <[email protected]> wrote:


I am interested in JSONshark ( A dual project: a JSON message based interface to epan (Wireshark's dissection core), and a _javascript_ Browser App to control it.) Please Suggest me where should I start….


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