[tcpdump-workers] [tcpdump] Feature request: conditional run dissector on traffic (#495)

Anders Broman anders.broman at ericsson.com
Wed Dec 16 14:32:59 EST 2015

Skickat från min Sony Xperia™-smartphone

---- Michael Richardson skrev ----

> > It has been mentioned briefly in #471: with the option -T radius it is
>     > possible to dissect traffic over non-RADIUS ports as RADIUS, but this
>     > means all traffic will be dissected as RADIUS
>     > A short use case as an example: FreeRADIUS has the possibility to use a
>     > RESTful server for authorization My RESTful daemon will send a
>     > CoA/Disconnect if this user still has another session, and my NAS
>     > requires that I send it to port 1700 instead of the standard port I
>     > want to see all the traffic that is relevant, which means UDP port 1812
>     > for RADIUS authentication, TCP port 80 for the RESTful traffic and UDP
>     > port 1700 for RADIUS CoA/Disconnect
>     > Until yesterday, UDP port 1700 was not marked as RADIUS, which means
>     > that would not be dissected If I use -T radius, all traffic would be
>     > dissected as RADIUS, so the HTTP traffic would be mangled
>     > It would be nice if there was a possibility to conditionally mark
>     > traffic as a certain protocol, like saying -T "udp port 1700 = radius,
>     > tcp port 4080 = http"
> Being able to dynamically map ports -> protocols in TCPDUMP would indeed be a
> nice thing to have.    I think that squishing it all into -T is too hard.
> I'd rather have a file that describes the mapping, and just bake a file like
> that in as the default.  As for a syntax...
> I was thinking that maybe we could use pcap filters as the matchers.

Having port maping in a pcap-ng block might be a nice feature too which might be worth considering when designing the format.

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