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Download Wireshark 2.4.1 – Network Protocol Analyzer

Wireshark 2.4.1 recently released, is a free network protocol analyzer that tries to capture network packets and display the packet data result as detailed as possible. In actual fact, it allows you to analyze, troubleshoot, as well as monitor your network for packets in the event of a network or system issue. Before you download wireshark, lets take a quick look at its features.

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Wireshark Features

  • Allows for deep inspection of hundreds of protocols
  • Allows for live capture of live events for offline analysis
  • Also it comes with standard three-pane packet browser
  • Since its multi-platform, hence it runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD etc
  • Also all captured network datas can be accessed via the GUI, as well as TTY-mode TShark utility
  • It comes with the most powerful display filters
  • Used to analyze Rich VoIP
  • Data captured can be outputted in various file formats such as tcpdump, Pcap NG, Microsoft Network Monitor, Sniffer Pro, and NetXray, NetScreen snoop, Novell LANalyzer, RADCOM WAN/LAN Analyzer etc
  • Also compressed files with gzip can be decompressed with ease
  • Supports decryption of many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, as well as WPA/WPA2
  • Offers ability to apply coloring rules to the packet list for quick, as well as intuitive analysis
  • Outputs can be exported to XML, PostScript, CSV, as well as plain text
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Wireshark 2.4.1 Changelog

  • Incorrect presentation of Ascend-Data-Filter (RADIUS attribute 242)
  • Confusing “Apply a display filter ” keyboard shortcut
  • Wireshark crashes at startup if it needs to display a dialog early in the startup process
  • RADIUS dictionary: BEGIN-VENDOR does not support format=Extended-Vendor-Specific-\*
  • Dumpcap on big-endian machines writes out corrupt, unreadable Enhanced Packet Blocks
  • Interface Toolbar support for Windows
  • Wireshark should behave better on high resolution displays on Windows
  • Udpdump.pod missing from build
  • RTP Player Format Error
  • VNC Protocol disector : Framebuffer Updates
  • DIS Dissector Entity Appearance Record displayed in wrong location
  • Win64 CMake bug – (CYGWIN_INSTALL_PATH redefinition) causing missing packages when using CMake 3.9.0
  • APL records parsed incorrectly for IPv4 prefixes
  • File→Merge dialog doesn’t show all options. Resizing doesn’t help
  • TCAP SRT Analysis incorrectly matched TCAP begins and ends
  • Error in MKA Distributed SAK parameter set dissection

See wireshark release notes for more info

Download Wireshark for Windows, MacOS, Linux

To install Wireshark 2.4.1 on Ubuntu – See below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dreibh/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wireshark

Uninstall Wireshark from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove wireshark

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