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 12 November 2014
|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
|Programmer||VCS Repository Webview||https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=tree|
|Weak prerequisite||PCRE (for the "matches" display filter)|
|Source requirement||GTK+ 1.2 or later|
|Weak prerequisite||Python (to generate code)|
|Source requirement||libpcap (http://www.tcpdump.org/)|
|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 17 April 2015.
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