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Revision as of 14:53, 9 November 2013



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.


"IRC [irc:chat.freenode.net/wireshark irc:chat.freenode.net/wireshark] " IRC Help channel
[irc:chat.freenode.net/wireshark irc:chat.freenode.net/wireshark]

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey4 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

AudienceResource typeURI
ProgrammerVCS Repository Webviewhttps://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=tree
BugsBug Trackinghttps://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteADNS (for asynchronous name lookup)
Weak prerequisitePCRE (for the "matches" display filter)
Weak prerequisitePython (to generate code)
Source requirementGTK+ 1.2 or later
Weak prerequisitePerl (to build documentation)
Source requirementlibpcap (http://www.tcpdump.org/)
Weak prerequisitezilb (to read gzip-compressed files on the fly)
Weak prerequisiteNET-SNMP or CMU-SNMP libraries (to enable SNMP data decoding)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 November 2015.


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