As you may know, WireShark is a network ‘sniffer’ that captures and analyzes packages off the wire. It’s available in Ubuntu Software Center, but it’s a little old. The latest version has reached 1.10.2 and this tutorial will show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.
WireShark 1.10.2 updated the following protocols: ASSA R3, ASN.1 PER, Bluetooth HCI ACL, GTPv2, EtherCAT AMS, HTTP, IEEE 802.11, ISDN SUP, IPFIX, LDAP, NBAP, MQ, Novell SSS, Radiotap, PROFINET MRP, ROHC, SCSI, SIP, STP, and RTPS. Support for pcap-ng and Microsoft Network Monitor was also updated. Moreover, lots of vulnerabilities have been fixed and numerous bugs have been squashed. See the announcement
Install WireShark 1.10.2:
For Ubuntu 12.04 Precise:
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whoopie79/ppa
Update and install wireshark:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wireshark
For Ubuntu 13.04 Raring:
Run commands below one by one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wireshark
For Ubuntu 13.10 and higher, install it from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates.