Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] hadoop dissector
From: Dario Lombardo <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 18:03:05 +0200
Hi list
I opened a hadoop 2.6 capture file with the current master and I found that the hadoop dissector fails in opening the file (wrong dissection). This is probably related to the changes in the wire protocol that have not been reflected into the current dissector. So I decided to start understading how the dissector should be updated... but I stucked. 

I can't find the specifications of the wire protocol. I just found this https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HadoopRpc.

I've found this project https://github.com/liukeyou/hadoop-wireshark that, from the screenshots, sound promising, but is for WS 1.10, and is a plugin for windows (my dev env is linux). I succeded to compile it as internal dissector, but nothing gets dissected. Maybe it looks for something somewhere that I didn't copy.

I tried to compile hadoop myself, to instrument it in order to have a better understand of the flow and of the protocol, but the high level of abstraction of the hadoop java code made me lost. 

These are my attempts so far... not very happy about them.
Did anyone tried to make the same or something different? Anyone having links/resources/ideas to share? Anyone interested in working on it?