November 26, 2020

INFV320 Final Project

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Learning Objective
This assignment is the designated final exam. You need to use what you have learned to approach the problem.
The assignment is revised based on a capstone project composed by Professor Odile Wolf.
Problem Overview
You will be creating a Python program saved in a file named “”. The Python program will read
text from a file named “wireShark.txt” and display the frames with essential frame data. For each frame, you
need to extract and present its frame number, the source and destination addresses, as well as the frame type.
The frame number always appears after “Frame” at the beginning of each frame in the document. For either
source or destination address, it is composed of 12 hexadecimal digits, every two of which are separated by
colon. The address examples could be like below:
The frame type is a hexadecimal value that is used to indicate the type of upper-level protocol in the data fields.
A common value is 0x800 that describes the IPv4 protocol.
For example, the first frame in the given “wireShark.txt” file is presented below. Note that here I highlight the data
fields that you need to extract from each frame in the document.
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Frame 1 : 372 bytes on wire (2976 bits), 372 bytes captured (2976 bits) on interfac
e 0
Ethernet II, Src: WesternD_08:dd:b1 ( 00:14:ee:08:dd:b1 ), Dst: IPv4mcast_7f:ff:fa (
01:00:5e:7f:ff:fa )
Destination: IPv4mcast_7f:ff:fa (01:00:5e:7f:ff:fa)
Address: IPv4mcast_7f:ff:fa (01:00:5e:7f:ff:fa)
…. ..0. …. …. …. …. = LG bit: Globally unique address (factory de
…. …1 …. …. …. …. = IG bit: Group address (multicast/broadcast)
Source: WesternD_08:dd:b1 (00:14:ee:08:dd:b1)
Address: WesternD_08:dd:b1 (00:14:ee:08:dd:b1)
…. ..0. …. …. …. …. = LG bit: Globally unique address (factory de
…. …0 …. …. …. …. = IG bit: Individual address (unicast)
Type: IPv4 ( 0x0800 )
Internet Protocol Version 4, Src:, Dst:
0100 …. = Version: 4
…. 0101 = Header Length: 20 bytes (5)
Differentiated Services Field: 0x00 (DSCP: CS0, ECN: Not-ECT)
Total Length: 358
Identification: 0xfe2a (65066)
Flags: 0x4000, Don’t fragment
Time to live: 4
Protocol: UDP (17)
Header checksum: 0xc505 [validation disabled]
[Header checksum status: Unverified]
User Datagram Protocol, Src Port: 35064, Dst Port: 1900
Simple Service Discovery Protocol
No. Time Source Destination Protocol Length
2 0.307821 SSDP 422
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After analyzing the frames in the text file, your program should display all frames with the essential data. Below
is the result that should be displayed by running your program based on the given text file:
Frame 1, Src:00:14:ee:08:dd:b1, Des:01:00:5e:7f:ff:fa, Type:0x0800
Frame 2, Src:00:14:ee:08:dd:b1, Des:01:00:5e:7f:ff:fa, Type:0x0800
Frame 3, Src:cc:2f:71:3e:ca:a1, Des:14:91:82:36:7a:8d, Type:0x0800
Frame 4, Src:cc:2f:71:3e:ca:a1, Des:14:91:82:36:7a:8d, Type:0x0800
Frame 5, Src:cc:2f:71:3e:ca:a1, Des:14:91:82:36:7a:8d, Type:0x0800
Frame 6, Src:14:91:82:36:7a:8d, Des:cc:2f:71:3e:ca:a1, Type:0x0800
Frame 7, Src:14:91:82:36:7a:8d, Des:cc:2f:71:3e:ca:a1, Type:0x0800
Note that if there are more frames given in the input file “wireShark.txt”, your Python program should be able to
extract all the frames with the expected presentation. (That is, you cannot hard code the output based on the
given file! When I test your code at my side, I might use a different input file that has more than the frames
provided to you.)
Hints and Notes
To approach the problems, you may need to use certain methods and functions to analyze and manipulate the
lines in the given text file. For example, you may need to find if a substring, such as “Frame” or “Type:”, appears
on a line. You may also need to split a line into multiple parts, or slice a string in order to get a substring of it.
Below I provide some Python code examples to provide you clues on which methods/functions you could use
and how to use them.
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#How to check if a substring is on a line? Hint: use the find method
seedStr = “Internet Protocol Version 4”
a_str = “Internet Protocol Version 4, Src:, Dst:″
x = a_str.find(seedStr)
#should print 0
x_str =”(I am Li Xu)”
x = x_str.find(seedStr)
#should print -1
#How to extract a substring from a line? Hint: slice the string!
x = x_str[1:len(x_str)-1]
#should print “I am Li Xu”
#How to split a line into several parts? Hint: use split method!
a_str = “Internet Protocol Version 4, Src:, Dst:”
a_parts = a_str.split(“, “)
#should print [‘Internet Protocol Version 4’, ‘Src:’, ‘Dst:
x = a_parts[0]
words = x.split() #default split token is white space
#should print [‘Internet’, ‘Protocol’, ‘Version’, ‘4’]
You need to turn in your Python file “” to the Assignments folder for the final project.
I am Li Xu
[‘Internet Protocol Version 4’, ‘Src:’, ‘Dst:’]
[‘Internet’, ‘Protocol’, ‘Version’, ‘4’]

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