Install Wireshark 2.4.3 in Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS & LinuxMint

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Wireshark an open-source protocol analyzer software mainly used to monitor the traffic in a network, analysis, and development, Recently version 2.4.3 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.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of Wireshark 2.4.3 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 and LinuxMint 18.x

Changelog in Wireshark 2.4.3

This release has no new features and no new protocols

For detailed changelog refer this link

Protocol Support:

3GPP NAS, BGP, CIP Safety, DTLS, IEEE 802.11 Radio, IWARP_MPA, KNXnet/IP, LCSAP, MQTT, NetBIOS, PEEKREMOTE, Q.931, RIP, RLC, SIP, SSL/TLS, TCP, and TRANSUM

Installation Instructions

  • Method 1: Via PPA
  • Method 2: Via source code

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Add the official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
Step 2: update the repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install Wireshark 2.4.3
sudo apt-get install wireshark
During 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 by executing the below command,
sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

Method 2: Via source code

Step 1: Before proceeding with installation, install the dependencies
apt-get install libssl-dev libpcap-dev
Step 2: Download the source file from their download page or use the below command and extract it
wget https://2.na.dl.wireshark.org/src/wireshark-2.4.3.tar.xz
tar -xvf wireshark-2.4.3.tar.bz2
Step 3: Configure the source
./configure
Step 4: Compile the wireshark
make && make install
Step 5: Open Wireshark by executing the below command
wireshark
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