Wireshark – A powerful network protocol analyzer
Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It has a rich and powerful feature set and runs on most computing platforms including Windows, OS X, Linux, and UNIX. Network professionals, security experts, developers, and educators around the world use it regularly. It is freely available as open source, and is released under the GNU General Public License version 2.
Wireshark used to be known as Ethereal. If you’re still using Ethereal, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to Wireshark.
The current stable release of Wireshark is 1.2.7.
Wireshark packages are available for most platforms, for example in ubuntu can be installed using the command :
sudo apt-get install wireshark
|Apple / Mac OS X||MacPorts
|Canonical / Ubuntu||Standard package|
|Debian / Debian GNU/Linux||Standard package|
|FreeBSD Foundation / FreeBSD||Standard package|
|Gentoo Foundation / Gentoo Linux||Standard package|
|HP / HP-UX||Porting And Archive Centre for HP-UX|
|Mandriva / Mandriva Linux||Standard package|
|NetBSD Foundation / NetBSD||Standard package|
|Novell / openSUSE, SUSE Linux||Standard package|
|OpenPKG / OpenPKG Project||Standard package|
|PC-BSD Software · iXsystems / PC-BSD||Push Button Installer|
|PCLinuxOS / PCLinuxOS||Standard package|
|Red Hat / Fedora||Standard package|
|Red Hat / Red Hat Enterprise Linux||Standard package|
|rPath / rPath Linux||Standard package|
|Slackware Linux / Slackware||SlackBuilds.org|
|Sun Microsystems / Solaris||Blastwave.org
|* / *||The Written Word|
Image credit: wireshark.org
Usefull links : http://www.wireshark.org
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