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Installing Wireshark on Ubuntu

Wireshark® is a network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network Wireshark can be setup to run on multiple platforms.

How to Install

  • $ sudo apt-get install -y wireshark
  • $ sudo add addgroup -quiet -system wireshark
  • $ sudo chown root:wireshark /usr/bin/dumpcap
  • $ sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
  • $ sudo usermod -a -G wireshark
"Ex. sudo usermod -a -G wireshark jbauer"
After installing

Wireshark can be started, and you can start capturing traffic on your network.

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