Install Wireshark 2.6.4 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & LinuxMint

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Wireshark released a new series of stable version 2.6.4.

Wireshark an open-source protocol analyzer software mainly used to monitor the traffic in a network, recently version 2.6.4 released and easy to install it via Official PPA.

Wireshark is free and an open source cross-platform GUI based tool to analyze the network packets.

Wireshark one of the most popular network protocol analyzer tool used by everyone nowadays and it uses 'PCAP' library to capture the network packets.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of Wireshark 2.6.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and LinuxMint systems

Features of Wireshark

  • Support for large numbadded.rotocols
  • Real-time packet capturing
  • A large number of filters to analyze captured data.
  • Data analysis can be supported under various formats


What's new in Wireshark 2.6.4?

For detailed changelog refer this link

Updated Protocol Support:

ASN.1 PER, Bluetooth HCI_SCO, CoAP, DPLAY, IEEE 802.11, Kafka, Message Analyzer, MGCP, MS-WSP, Netmon, OpcUa, PCP, PNIO, RADIUS, Steam IHS Discovery, and TLS

So how to install it?

  • 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 2.6.4
sudo apt-get install wireshark
During the installation, it will require to confirm 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 code

Step 1: Before proceeding for 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://1.na.dl.wireshark.org/src/wireshark-2.6.4.tar.bz2
tar -xvf wireshark-2.6.4.tar.bz2
Step 3: Configure the source
./configure
Step 4: Compile the Wireshark
make && make install
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