Network protocol analyzer
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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released on 11 October 2018
4 February 2002
Leaders and contributors
|Gerald Combs||Original author|
|See and the Authors file in the distribution for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Programmer||VCS Repository Webview||https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=tree|
|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)|
|Weak prerequisite||ADNS (for asynchronous name lookup)|
|Weak prerequisite||PCRE (for the "matches" display filter)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 October 2018.
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