Most of you probably have heard of Wireshark, a very popular and capable network protocol analyzer. What you may not know is that there exists a console version of Wireshark called tshark. The two main advantages of tshark are that it can be used in scripts and on a remote computer through an SSH connection. Its main disadvantage is that it does not have a GUI, which can be really handy when you have to search lots of network data. You can get tshark either from its Web site and compile it yourself or from your Linux distribution as a precompiled package. The second way is quicker and simpler. To install tshark on a Debian 7 system, you just have to run the following command as root: # apt-get install tshark Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: libc-ares2 libcap2-bin libpam-cap libsmi2ldbl libwireshark-data libwireshark2 libwiretap2 libwsutil2 wireshark-common Suggested packages: libcap-dev snmp-mibs-downloader wireshark-doc The following NEW packages will be installed: libc-ares2 libcap2-bin libpam-cap libsmi2ldbl libwireshark-data libwireshark2 libwiretap2 libwsutil2 tshark wireshark-common 0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 15.6 MB of archives. After… Read full this story
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