Tool and Usage
Wireshark is the well-known network protocol analyzer. It allows you to see what is happening on the network and zoom into the details of the network protocols.
Wireshark is a mature project with many users all over the world. Its library is stable and can be used by both graphical as text-based interfaces. With many books and even conferences around the subject, this tool is a safe bet to have in your toolbox.
Usage and audience
Wireshark is commonly used for network analysis, network traffic analysis, security assessment, or troubleshooting. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Author and Maintainers
Wireshark is under development by Gerald Combs.
Support operating systems
Wireshark is known to work on Linux and Microsoft Windows.
|Latest release||2.2.7 [2017-06-01]|
|License(s)||GPLv2GPLv2 or later|
|Last updated||Sept. 18, 2017|
|Wireshark source repository|
|Wireshark project website|