Wireshark an open source protocol analyzer software mainly used to monitor the traffic in a network, recently version 2.2.8 released and easy to install it via Official Wireshark PPA by developers.
Wireshark got its new interface in the version 2.0 series and it is written in QT5.
Changelog in Wireshark 2.2.8For detailed changelog refer this link
Updated Protocol Support:SMB2, TCP, TCAP, IEEE 802.11, IP, AMQP, LTE RRC, SCCP, BGP, BSSMAP, GSM A GM, BT RFCOMM, DAAP, OSPF, DOCSIS, E.212, FDDI, WSMP, GSM BSSMAP, WBXML, ISIS LSP, UMTS FP, MQ, OpenSafety, SGSAP, PROFINET IO, Y.1711, RANAP, and UMTS RLC.
- Method 1: Via PPA
- Method 2: Via source code
Method 1: Via PPAStep 1: Add the official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stableStep 2: update the repository
sudo apt-get updateStep 3: Install Wireshark 2.2.8
sudo apt-get install WiresharkDuring the installation, it will require confirming security about allowing non-superuser to execute Wireshark. Just confirm YES if you want to. If you check on NO, you must run Wireshark with sudo. Later, if you want to change this,
sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common
Method 2: Via source codeStep 1: Before proceeding for installation, install the dependencies
apt-get install libssl-dev libpcap-devStep 2: Download the source file from their download page or use the below command and extract it
tar -xvf wireshark-2.2.8.tar.bz2Step 3: Configure the source
./configureStep 4: Compile the Wireshark
make && make install