Wireshark is the world’s foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
Wireshark development thrives thanks to the contributions of networking experts across the globe. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998.
The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.8:
- Wireshark on 32- and 64-bit Windows supports automatic updates.
- The packet bytes view is faster.
- You can now display a list of resolved host names in “hosts” format within Wireshark.
- The wireless toolbar has been updated.
- Wireshark on Linux does a better job of detecting interface addition and removal.
- It is now possible to compare two fields in a display filter (for example: udp.srcport != udp.dstport). The two fields must be of the same type for this to work.
- The Windows installers ship with WinPcap 4.1.3, which supports Windows 8.
- USB type and product name support has been improved.
- Wireshark now calculates HTTP response times and presents the result in a new field in the HTTP response. Links from the request’s frame to the response’s frame and vice-versa are also added.
- The main welcome screen and status bar now display file sizes using strict SI prefixes instead of old-style binary prefixes.
- Capinfos now prints human-readable statistics with SI suffixes by default.
- It is now possible to open a referenced packet (such as the matched request or response packet) in a new window.
- It is now possible for tshark to display only the hex/ascii packet data without also requiring that the packet summary and/or packet details are also displayed. If you want the old behavior, use -Px instead of just -x.
- The Wireshark application icon, capture toolbar icons, and other icons have been updated.
New Protocol Support:
- Amateur Radio AX.25, Amateur Radio BPQ, Amateur Radio NET/ROM, America Online (AOL), AR Drone, Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS), AX.25 KISS, AX.25 no Layer 3, Bitcoin Protocol, Bluetooth Attribute Protocol, Bluetooth AVCTP Protocol, Bluetooth AVDTP Protocol, Bluetooth AVRCP Profile, Bluetooth BNEP Protocol, Bluetooth HCI USB Transport, Bluetooth HCRP Profile, Bluetooth HID Profile, Bluetooth MCAP Protocol,
- Bluetooth SAP Profile, Bluetooth SBC Codec, Bluetooth Security Manager Protocol, Cisco GED-125 Protocol, Clique Reliable Multicast Protocol (CliqueRM), D-Bus, Digital Transmission Content Protection over IP, DVB-S2 Baseband, FlexNet, Forwarding and Control Element Separation Protocol (ForCES), Foundry Discovery Protocol (FDP), Gearman Protocol, GEO-Mobile
- Radio (1) RACH, HoneyPot Feeds Protocol (HPFEEDS), LTE Positioning Protocol Extensions (LLPe), Media Resource Control Protocol Version 2 (MRCPv2), Media-Independent Handover (MIH), MIDI System Exclusive (SYSEX), Mojito DHT, MPLS-TP Fault-Management, MPLS-TP Lock-Instruct, NASDAQ’s OUCH 4.x, NASDAQ’s SoupBinTCP, OpenVPN Protocol, Pseudo-Wire OAM, RPKI-Router Protocol, SEL Fast Message, Simple Packet Relay
- Transport (SPRT), Skype, Smart Message Language (SML), SPNEGO Extended Negotiation Security Mechanism (NEGOEX), UHD/USRP, USB Audio, USB Video, v.150.1 State Signaling Event (SSE), VITA 49 Radio Transport, VNTAG, WebRTC Datachannel Protocol (RTCDC), and WiMAX OFDMA PHY SAP
New and Updated Capture File Support:
- AIX iptrace, Catapult DCT2000, Citrix NetScaler, DBS Etherwatch VMS), Endace ERF, HP-UX nettl, IBM iSeries, Ixia IxVeriWave, NA Sniffer (DOS), Netscreen, Network Instruments Observer, pcap, pcap-ng, Symbian OS btsnoop, TamoSoft CommView, and Tektronix K12xx