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Hadoop: HTTPS communication between nodes, how can I confirm ?

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We are trying to measure performance between HTTP and HTTPS version on Hadoop DFS, Mapreduce and other related modules.

As of now, we have tested using several metrics on Hadoop HTTP Mode. Similarly we are trying to test the same metrics on HTTPS Platform. Basically our test suite cluster consists of one Master Node and two Slave Nodes.

We have configured HTTPS connection and now we need to verify whether Nodes are communicating directly through HTTPS. Tried checking logs, clusters webhdfs ui, health check information, dfs admin report but of no help. Since there is only limited documentation available in HTTPS, we are unable to verify whether Nodes are communicating through HTTPS.

Hence any experts around here can shed some light on how to confirm HTTPS communication status between nodes (might be with mapreduce/DFS).

posted Feb 21, 2015 by anonymous

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Be careful, HTTPS is to secure WebHDFS. If you want to protect all network streams you need more than that :

https://s3.amazonaws.com/dev.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.1.2/bk_reference/content/reference_chap-wire-encryption.html

If you're just interested in HTTPS an lsof -p | grep TCP will show you that DN listening on 50075 for HTTP, 50475 for HTTPS. For namenode that would be 50070 and 50470.

answer Feb 22, 2015 by Navneet
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