Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer, or "packet sniffer", that lets you capture and interactively browse the contents of network frames. The goal of the project is to create a commercial-quality packet analyzer for Unix, and the most useful packet analyzer on any platform.
DocumentationUser guide and Developer guide in various formats at http://www.wireshark.org/docs/
released on 1 November 2013
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||4 February 2002|
Leaders and contributors
|See and the Authors file in the distribution for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Weak prerequisite||ADNS (for asynchronous name lookup)|
|Weak prerequisite||PCRE (for the "matches" display filter)|
|Weak prerequisite||Python (to generate code)|
|Source requirement||GTK+ 1.2 or later|
|Weak prerequisite||Perl (to build documentation|
|Source requirement||libpcap (http://www.tcpdump.org/)|
|Weak prerequisite||zilb (to read gzip-compressed files on the fly)|
|Weak prerequisite||NET-SNMP or CMU-SNMP libraries (to enable SNMP data decoding)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 November 2013.
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