Network Analysis With Wireshark On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Author: Falko Timme

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer (or "packet sniffer") that can be used for network analysis, troubleshooting, software development, education, etc. This guide shows how to install and use it on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop to analyze the traffic on the local network card.

This document comes without warranty of any kind! I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Installing Wireshark

Go to Applications > Add/Remove...:

Search for wireshark (make sure that you select All available applications in the right drop-down menu). Two packages should be found, Wireshark and Wireshark (as root):

Select the Wireshark package. If you are asked if you want to install comunity maintained software, click on the Install button:

The package Wireshark (as root) is a prerequisite of Wireshark, so you must accept to install that package as well by clicking on Install All:

Now that both packages are selected, click on Apply:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

You might have to type in your password:

Afterwards, the packages are being downloaded and installed:

Click on Close after the installation:

You might get asked if you'd like to launch any of the new applications right now. If you don't want to do this, you can simply close the windows:

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Thanks for the tuto, you can also find another Wireshark tuto (in French) at this URL.


By: Anonymous

The title of this HOWTO should be "HowTo install Wireshark"

and the contents could be:

You install Wireshark as everything else:

$sudo aptitude install wireshark


ChinPun!... That's all falks!



How to install xyzxyz?

Very easy...

$sudo aptitude install xyzxyz

 ChinPun!... That's all falks!

 This small tutorial substitutes 100,000,000 noisy tutorials!!


By: prober8

Too much detail on the installation procedure down to the very intuitive common sense choices. Even more annoying is that it even had screen shots (pointless waste of bandwidth). To someone technically inclined enough to know what wireshark is in the first place the two words "install wireshark" would do.