ECE497 Project WireShark
Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder
I'm using the following template to grade. Each slot is 10 points. 0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!
00 Executive Summary 00 Installation Instructions 00 User Instructions 00 Highlights 00 Theory of Operation 00 Work Breakdown 00 Future Work 00 Conclusions 00 Demo 00 Late Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing this. Score: 10/100
We want to try to port WireShark and see what we could get working on the BeagleBone.
As it was a problem to get wireshark compiled on the beaglebone after some skype sessions with Patrick Vogelaar, Graduate student in Advanced Communications at Napier in Edinburgh we thought of the problem in a different way. Instead of porting ressource consuming wireshark to the beaglebone we use tcpdump on the bone to just monitor the traffic. The traffic is tehn piped through ssh to the host computer and then analyzed by wireshark. So we get use the full capability of wireshark on a host computer and use lean tcpdump on the beaglebone.
- Beagle Bone Black
- Linux host computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
- USB cable
- Ethernet Cable
- The g++ compiler
If you do not have these, you can get them with these commands:
sudo apt-get install wireshark sudo apt-get install g++ sudo apt-get install make
Getting the sources:
Do a git clone on our repository to get all the sources you need and do an ls to see them:
git clone email@example.com:manuelstephan/eLinuxProject.git ls confused.pcap Makefile ooP.cpp README.md wireparser.cpp main.cpp Makefile~ original.pcap run.sh wireparser.hpp
You should have a matching directory from above, if not, do a git pull
To build the binary of the wireparser you just have to type make. No additional configuration is required.
make g++ -c wireparser.cpp g++ -c main.cpp g++ -o wireparser wireparser.o main.o
Confiugration and Setup:
Now we need tcpdump so ssh to your beaglebone and check if tcpdump is installed:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org 'which tcpdump /usr/sbin/tcpdump
Make sure tcpdump exists and is configured to the path: /usr/sbin/tcpdump
if it isn't installed, install it:
opkg install tcpdump
it should automatically configured to the path: /usr/sbin/tcpdump
Now everything is prepared for the actual operation. Run the capture.sh script to set up for capture:
The script should set up everything for proper operation.
Here is a link to the github page from where the git clone operation above is running on: https://github.com/manuelstephan/eLinuxProject
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Now the graphical interface of wireshark should pop up and you sholuld see the traffic flowing through the network of the beagle. ....
Once everything is installed, how do you use the program? Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.
Here is where you brag about what your project can do.
Include a YouTube demo.
Theory of Operation
This part is currently under construction ... so the information provided is not jet finalized ...
The beaglebone black is attached to ethernet. Tcpdump is running on the beaglebone in a special mode and listens to eth0. The beaglebone is connected with a host via ssh over the usb interface. All data captured by tcpdump is forwarded over ssh to the host computer. The host computer provides 2 named pipes so called fifos. All the ssh traffic is piped to the first fifo. The wireparser reads out of the fifo and filters non pcap stuff out. Then the filtered packages are piper to fifo2. Wireshark is started in a special mode to read out of fifo 2 and provides a graphical interface for analysis of the packets.
No matter that we are using very low ressource consuming tcpdump on the beaglebone we do have the capability for live captures and analysis of the networktraffic.
Job to do: Get wireshark running on the beagelbone black.
The user shall be able to monitor tcp/ip traffic on the beaglebone black. The user shall be able to use wiresharks large capabilities to filter and analyze datapackets.
The user should be able to use a graphical interface.
Major tasks: Evaluation of the portability of wireshark to the beaglebone black.
Cross compile approach.
Thinking of the problem in a different way. Evaluating if the traffic can be monitored in a other way.
Find out how to filter out ssh relikts.
Writing the parser.
Testing the parser.
Find out how named pipes work. Putting it all together Write a makefile to compile the sources.
List the major tasks in your project and who did what.
Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.
Suggest addition things that could be done with this project.
Give some concluding thoughts about the project. Suggest some future additions that could make it even more interesting.
Special Thanks to:
B.Eng Patrick Vogelaar, Graduate Student in Advanced Communications at Napier University in Edinburgh for giving us the idea to use named pipes and our current setup to solve this problem.
Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder