Wireshark (known as Ethereal until a trademark dispute in Summer 2006) is a fantastic open source multi-platform network protocol analyzer. It allows you to examine data from a live network or from a capture file on disk. You can interactively browse the capture data, delving down into just the level of packet detail you need. Wireshark has several powerful features, including a rich display filter language and the ability to view the reconstructed stream of a TCP session. It also supports hundreds of protocols and media types. A tcpdump-like console version named tshark is included. One word of caution is that Wireshark has suffered from dozens of remotely exploitable security holes, so stay up-to-date and be wary of running it on untrusted or hostile networks (such as security conferences). For downloads and more information, visit the Wireshark homepage.

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★★★★★ Cyber Mafia CommanderX

Wireshark is a powerful,informative,fast,reliable,free and one of the most old and famous tool for sniffing (packet capture) - Go Deep

★★★★★ Anuraag

Great Software.

I use it frequently to view network traffic on my system.

★★★★★ Hacking

Wireshark is an amazing piece of kit which has been used by cybersecurity and hacking enthusiasts for many years now it is an excellent tool for sniffing connections and is used by both black hat hackers and white hats for penetration testing you can find documentation on it at www.hacks.icu

★★★★★ Dan Nicolas

Wireshark is amazing if you want to analyse and monitor traffic on your network it always shows you all the packets :D

no rating BiTBiTE

Essential tool. I need a degree to understand everything but I'm taking it day by day as a hobbyist.

It has helped me realize a lot of potential attack vectors on my web server and helped verify that they've been dealt with. I've gained a lot of knowledge by using this tool.

★★★★★ Henry Burgash

Good tool ! !

★★★★★ Chris Andrews

Wireshark provides much of the same type of troubleshooting and analysis of more expensive packet sniffers.

no rating Chris

Best ever tool to listen to traffic local, a real wifi hijacker.

★★★★★ pawel

Very powerful tool and a lot of valuable information for hackers and network admins.

★★★★★ Knollrad Kalkyl

I totally agree with everyone here. It's a great app for network troubleshooting and security. Thank's to all concerned.

★★★★★ eternalnewbie

Muhammad in the desciption you can see 'For downloads and more information, visit the Wireshark homepage.' its link to http://www.wireshark.org/ or search at google: https://www.google.es/search?q=wireshark

I hope this can help you.

no rating John Modlin

Wireshark is an invaluable resource! Not only is the GUI interface very user friendly, the DOS counterpart, dumpcap is also really nice, and stateless. I've used it under Windows and Linux, for wired and wireless networks. Add on the Airpcap device and your radiotap is now integrated with a very powerful Sniffer.

no rating sf

linux bits can be grabbed directly from distributions..

no rating sf newer comment by this user ↑

Agree with the other posters, it doesn't seem like wireshark supports linux.

Anyone got a link to the "linux" bits?

no rating clarence

Perhaps I'm missing something. When I goto the wireshark website I don't find anything for linux even though your page says it runs natively on linux. I find source code but nothing else. Is there actually a version for linux or is that a mistake? Thanks. :)

★★★★★ Alice

Makes for great traffic analysis under any circumstance. A must have.

no rating CybernautBob

Can someone please explain the differences between Wireshark and Snort.

no rating Light

Good Wireshark but boy its making my life easy to explore more n more, Great Tool

★★★★★ sector6

Some weeks ago I installed wireshark without success. With your guide I was able to get it work.


★★★★★ Shashidhar

thank you..thank you..thank you..thank you..thank you..thank you..thank you.. for making visualize pakets

★★★★★ Christopher

I agree with the above, Wireshark is a must have.

★★★★★ deredes.net

The best sniffer. Thank you for this big security guide ....

★★★★★ Tom

The Best Ever Sniffer, could do my job without it !!!

no rating r33per

Would be lost without it. From SPAN to sniffing to using with GNS3, this is an absolute must for every network engineer regardless of experience or skill.

★★★★★ Gary Herbstman

This is an amazing, feature rich, mature and highly useful tool for troubleshooting a wide variety of network problems. The Voip tools are an especially nice component, providing a way to handle an otherwise very tedious process. I would give it ten stars if I could. Thanks to everyone who soo much hard work into this project.

no rating tayeeb

new to Wireshark but boy its making my life easy to explore more n more, Great Tool. Bravo

★★★★★ Duff_Man

Simply the best

★★★★★ Jorge

the swiss army for network troubleshooting and analysis.

no rating Duffnuts

As a firewall engineer this tool combined with tcpdump makes life so much easier for troubleshooting issues. Not only that the decoding is amazing!

★★★★★ Jason Hellenthal

Definitively a key application in most any networking role. A must have!

★★★★★ Palgye9

This is by far one of the most important tools for someone that is doing security work. I utilize this tool on every engagement I work, and for learning about new protocols. This is the "Don't leave home without it!"

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