Wireshark

by Wireshark

A program that is used for network troubleshooting.

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Wireshark

Release: Wireshark 3.0.1

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Wireshark is a program that is used for network troubleshooting. 

Some of the main features of this program include the following:

·      There are two ways that data can be captured with this program. The first is “from the wire” which means that the data comes from a live network connection. The second is from data that has been made into a file of already-captured packets.

One key benefit of using this program is that it is completely free to use.

·         There are multiple types of networks that data can be read from. These include Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP, and loopback.

·         This program uses GUI or TShark (the terminal/command line version) to browse the captured network data.

·         Using the command-line switches, programs can be programmatically edited or converted to the editcap program.

·         Using a display filter, data can be refined for a better display.

·         This program allows dissecting new protocols can be created using plug-ins.

·         This program allows VoIP calls can be detected and if the encoded data is a compatible encoding, can even be played back.

·         This program allows raw USB traffic to be captured.

·         This program allows the filtering of wireless connections as long as traverse the monitored Ethernet.

·         This program utilizes multiple settings, timers, and filters in order to provide the facility of filtering any and all output of the captures traffic.

·         This program does not require elevated privileges used for safety for their operators anymore due to the possibility of a bug in the system from using these privileges.

·         This program uses color packets to help organize particular fields in packets which helps identify the different types of traffic at a glance.

·         This program can also be used with network simulation tools in order to capture packets.

Wireshark requires Linxus, macOS, BSD, Solaris, some other Unix-like operating systems, or Microsoft Windows. There is also a terminal-based version call TShark. These programs are free programs released using the terms set forth by the GNU General Public License.

Reid Hastings
Wireshark is a huge help in analyzing my software downloads before I deploy them. As a developer, security matters and Wireshark hits my needs in a very convenient and cost-effective manner. I feel my workflow as a developer has gotten much easier since I've started using Wireshark.
Euan
My favorite thing about Wireshark is that it's free. There are so many programs and products that we have to pay for already. And I hate when you already have something wrong, and then you have to pay to find out what's wrong with it. So when you have a free troubleshooting program, it's awesome!
Owen Mancini
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