Description[edit | edit source]
Wireshark is a free and open-source network protocol analyzer that works on all major operating systems. Wireshark was originally named Ethereal, but changed its name in 2006 due to trademark issues. The tool can be downloaded from the official site, and copious documentation and tutorials are also available there.
For full functionality, Wireshark needs to be run in promiscuous mode. This requires root or administrator privileges, depending on the operating system. It can be run with normal user privileges, but this limits the tool to only sniffing packets to and from the host machine.
Tool Type[edit | edit source]
More Information[edit | edit source]
- The Official Wireshark documentation website
- Udemy offers the ultimate hands-on course for learning Wireshark from tool expert Chris Greer
- Laura Chappell's Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis - Second Edition book
- Unit 42 Wireshark workshop video tutorials collection
- Lifewire Wireshark tutorial
- Wireshark filter tutorial
- More sample packet captures than you can likely get through in a lifetime at Malware Traffic Analysis
- A treasure trove of additional sample traffic captures are available on the Wireshark wiki
- StationX giving us a substantial Wireshark cheat sheet