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Revision as of 18:37, 26 July 2013


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 the most useful packet analyzer on any platform.


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Download version 1.12.2 (stable)
released on 12 November 2014

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey4 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Gerald CombsMaintainer
See and the Authors file in the distribution for a complete listContributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Programmer E-mail
Programmer VCS Repository Webview;a=tree
Help E-mail
Support E-mail
Wiki Homepage

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite PCRE (for the "matches" display filter)
Source requirement GTK+ 1.2 or later
Weak prerequisite Python (to generate code)
Source requirement libpcap (
Weak prerequisite zilb (to read gzip-compressed files on the fly)
Weak prerequisite Perl (to build documentation)
Weak prerequisite NET-SNMP or CMU-SNMP libraries (to enable SNMP data decoding)
Weak prerequisite ADNS (for asynchronous name lookup)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 November 2014.


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