Thursday, August 15, 2013

Installing Wireshark

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer. If you are networking geek, its a software you would definitely have on your system. Whether you are looking at network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development or just as a hobby, Wireshark is your go-to tool.
To install on Windows, you download the latest release from here. Each Windows package comes with the latest stable release of WinPcap, which is required for live packet capture. If needed you can install the latest development release from here.
To install on a Linux system, you can run the command :
yum install wireshark (Fedora/CentOS)

sudo apt-get install wireshark (Debian/Ubuntu)
After the installation, to run Wireshark, type wireshark in the terminal.

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