Wireshark is a network analyzer which can be used across lots of areas and network analyzing and performance is only some of them.
The application can be used with PC's that have Windows, Mac or Linux systems and the great thing about Wireshark it is absolutely free. On the Windows platform it uses WinPcap to analyze the network and it is simple to install. Once it has been installed it has all the tools required for grabbing network packets, filtering and analyzing them. The portable version requires you to download WinPcap every time you want to use it because when you log out it gets uninstalled automatically.
This is not designed for anybody to use but for the IT professional. It requires a great deal of knowledge how the system operate and most if all understand it. The interface is split into three sections which will cover packet capture process, customization options and opening previously saved file or any documents for the product
Wireshark has the added advantage that it comes with support for wireless and Ethernet adapters and has the ability to capture others from VLANS, USB and Bluetooth network interfaces.
Wireshark has some great features and all of them are designed for valuable information to the users. It does not only make available the traffic information but is also able to give statistics related to a specific file.This will include general information as well as how many HTTP requests and responses have been connected with the file.
Wireshark is a good system and is able to work across a multitude of platforms and will give all the information that a network administrator needs. However, the amount of information that it supplies can be overwhelming but it has a filtering feature that you can arrange the information which is relevant to you. It works with both cable and wireless adapters and allows the creation of profiles to assist in quick configurations of a session.
The only negative is that the system is complicated and requires a lot of learning but it is the preferred system that IT specialists like to use. It is comparable to most network analyzers even those available at a cost and the feature that administrators like about Wireshark is that it will operate across different platforms and the information that you get is accurate.
|Wireshark (x32bit) 2.4.4 Dec 11, 2017||
The following bugs have been fixed:
Multiple dissectors could crash. (Bug 14253) CVE-2018-5336
The IxVeriWave file parser could crash. (Bug 14297) CVE-2018-5334
The WCP dissector could crash. (Bug 14251) CVE-2018-5335
Prior to this release dumpcap enabled the Linux kernel’s BPF JIT compiler via the net.core.bpf_jit_enable sysctl. This could make systems more vulnerable to Spectre variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753) and this feature has been removed (Bug 14313).
Some keyboard shortcut mix-up has been resolved by assigning new shortcuts to Edit ? Copy methods.
Remote interfaces are not saved. (Bug 8557)
Additional grouping in Expert Information dialog. (Bug 11753)
First start with non-empty extcap folder after install or reboot hangs at "initializing tap listeners". (Bug 12845)
Can’t hide expert categories in Expert Information. (Bug 13831)
Expert info dialog should have "Collapse All"/"Expand All" options. (Bug 13842)
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|Wireshark (x32bit) 2.4.3 Dec 11, 2017||
The IWARP_MPA dissector could crash. (Bug 14236)
|Wireshark (x32bit) 2.4.2 Oct 11, 2017||
The following bugs have been fixed:
BT ATT dissector crash (Bug 14049) CVE-2017-15192
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