Installing a network protocol analyzer
This recipe installs the network protocol analyzer Wireshark.
The Wireshark network protocol analyzer lets you examine the traffic on your network at a microscopic level. This network tool can be used for live capture or offline analysis. Wireshark has a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a TTY-mode utility (
Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi), PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and other low-level protocols. Decryption is supported for a number of higher-level protocols including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2. Data can be read/written in many forms including tcpdump, Microsoft Network Monitor, Network General Sniffer, ...