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Jörg Mayer 0adcab9f13 Readability improvements for Mac newbies
- Add version numbers to the code names.
- Remove Darwin and just use Mac OS.

svn path=/trunk/; revision=37717
2011-06-19 18:51:11 +00:00
aclocal-fallback Add a command line argument for the configure script of "--with-gtk3" to 2011-02-11 20:21:32 +00:00
asn1 From Sean Van Gorder: 2011-06-05 20:12:44 +00:00
cmake/modules As pointed out by Jakub Zawadzki: 2011-06-08 21:33:38 +00:00
codecs A bit of Windows makefiles rework and cleanup: 2011-02-02 01:19:53 +00:00
debian 1.5.2 → 1.7.0. 2011-05-14 20:17:37 +00:00
diameter From Madhusudhan M: 2011-06-09 06:36:40 +00:00
doc Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
docbook Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
dtds
epan Fix gcc 4.6 "set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]" warnings. 2011-06-19 18:47:35 +00:00
fix Include $Id$ when generating packet-fix.h; 2010-06-17 17:19:45 +00:00
gtk Try to fix bug https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6029 2011-06-19 15:28:32 +00:00
help Add Python 3 support via 2to3. 2011-03-20 23:09:36 +00:00
idl
image Add "File -> Export -> SSL Session Keys..." to be able to save the keyring info for each session in the trace file. This makes it possible to give someone the trace and the exported keys so that they can decrypt the traffic in the trace, but not new sessions to the same server. 2011-05-28 18:17:50 +00:00
packaging Make the U3 and PortableApps "clean" and "distclean" targets more 2011-06-10 17:25:55 +00:00
plugins Remove theinterlinki plugin dir as it's now a builtin dissector. 2011-06-08 05:23:17 +00:00
radius Update a URL. 2011-06-03 01:05:22 +00:00
test Try adding the fifo step to Wireshark. Clean up the order of tests. 2011-05-31 18:34:24 +00:00
tools Add ws-coding-style.cfg to dist. 2011-06-09 12:54:44 +00:00
tpncp
wimaxasncp From David Katz via https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5166 : 2010-11-17 03:16:30 +00:00
win32 Squelch yet another warning. 2011-05-28 22:52:00 +00:00
wiretap Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
wsutil Add links to libtool's recommendations for library versions. 2011-06-06 21:40:40 +00:00
AUTHORS From Daniel Willmann: Lontalk protocol (EIA-709.1) 2011-06-07 21:10:44 +00:00
CMakeLists.txt Add configure options to make change the default file format 2011-06-17 22:57:02 +00:00
CMakeOptions.txt Add configure options to make change the default file format 2011-06-17 22:57:02 +00:00
COPYING Handle the Set Buffer Address command differently; this gets rid of the 2010-05-13 23:56:31 +00:00
CPackConfig.txt - Move cmake options into their own file, making it easier to 2010-05-15 20:41:53 +00:00
ChangeLog Build 1.3.0. 2009-09-14 23:31:02 +00:00
ConfigureChecks.cmake Invert check for getopt: NEED_GETOPT_H -> HAVE_GETOPT_H 2009-10-06 16:01:18 +00:00
INSTALL Added 'make osx-package' for building binary package for OSX. 2011-06-17 21:17:06 +00:00
INSTALL.configure
Makefile.am Do the Python embedding similarly to other "default = yes, if available" 2011-06-11 19:05:17 +00:00
Makefile.am.inc Use more include dirs for ABI dumping to make preprocessor happier. 2011-06-04 21:29:13 +00:00
Makefile.common Create a new frame_data_sequence data type; it represents a dense 2011-04-27 02:54:44 +00:00
Makefile.nmake Set PCAP_NG_DEFAULT correct in config.h on win32. 2011-06-17 18:40:07 +00:00
Makefile.nmake.inc
NEWS Build 1.3.0. 2009-09-14 23:31:02 +00:00
README Added a note about Windows 2000. 2011-06-17 21:02:45 +00:00
README.DECT Andreas Schuler <andreas (A) schulerdev.de> 2010-06-11 16:11:42 +00:00
README.aix
README.bsd Add a note about running autogen.sh. 2010-05-25 22:11:00 +00:00
README.cmake cmake stuff: 2010-11-15 20:25:28 +00:00
README.hpux
README.irix
README.linux
README.macos Readability improvements for Mac newbies 2011-06-19 18:51:11 +00:00
README.tru64
README.vmware
README.windows Rename README.win32 to README.windows and add a 64-bit download link. 2010-04-09 21:42:51 +00:00
abi-descriptor.template Include config.h and define _U_ for dumping ABI. 2011-06-04 21:30:27 +00:00
acinclude.m4 Use spaces uniformly in AC_WIRESHARK_PYTHON_CHECK. 2011-06-11 21:49:24 +00:00
aclocal-flags Check for pkg-config's path as well, just in case it's installed 2011-04-14 02:49:20 +00:00
adns_dll.dep
adns_dll.rc
airpcap.h REmove the check for HAVE_AIRPDCAP 2011-05-31 21:34:23 +00:00
airpcap_loader.c Add ws_load_library and ws_module_open, which respectively call 2010-08-25 20:30:59 +00:00
airpcap_loader.h () -> (void) 2009-05-13 17:29:13 +00:00
alert_box.c
alert_box.h
all.vcproj Update *.vcproj to visual studio 8 2009-09-24 05:11:47 +00:00
autogen.sh
capinfos.c Move the Windows argument list conversion code to a common routine. 2011-05-24 00:07:56 +00:00
capture-pcap-util-int.h If something is only supposed to be included if we have libpcap, don't 2010-05-14 02:47:13 +00:00
capture-pcap-util-unix.c In Wireshark and TShark, run dumpcap to get interface lists and lists of 2010-03-04 01:12:04 +00:00
capture-pcap-util.c Cast away warnings about "struct sockaddr" -> "struct sockaddr_XXX" 2011-04-26 02:47:52 +00:00
capture-pcap-util.h Move get_pcap_linktype() into dumpcap - it's not used elsewhere. 2010-05-18 02:36:02 +00:00
capture-wpcap.c Fix comments (not all platforms on which we run support dlopen(), but 2010-10-12 18:25:42 +00:00
capture-wpcap.h
capture.c In case we have no interface information in the array, use the global value. 2011-05-19 20:20:35 +00:00
capture.h Doxygen fixes. 2010-08-26 20:31:09 +00:00
capture_errs.c
capture_errs.h If something is only supposed to be included if we have libpcap, don't 2010-05-14 02:47:13 +00:00
capture_ifinfo.c Move some code (including the optional objects) into libwsutil 2010-05-28 20:19:55 +00:00
capture_ifinfo.h When dumpcap is run to get an interface list, interface capabilities, or 2010-05-17 18:40:23 +00:00
capture_info.c Fix the capture info dialog. Reset the EOF state such that the 2011-05-19 04:56:04 +00:00
capture_info.h
capture_opts.c Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
capture_opts.h Get rid of has_cfilter to simplify the handling of multiple interfaces. 2011-05-31 14:49:21 +00:00
capture_stop_conditions.c
capture_stop_conditions.h
capture_sync.c Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
capture_sync.h When dumpcap is run to get an interface list, interface capabilities, or 2010-05-17 18:40:23 +00:00
capture_ui_utils.c When capturing from multiple interfaces, indicate this in the window 2011-05-19 12:19:03 +00:00
capture_ui_utils.h When capturing from multiple interfaces, indicate this in the window 2011-05-19 12:19:03 +00:00
capture_wpcap_packet.c Add ws_load_library and ws_module_open, which respectively call 2010-08-25 20:30:59 +00:00
capture_wpcap_packet.h
cfile.c Create a new frame_data_sequence data type; it represents a dense 2011-04-27 02:54:44 +00:00
cfile.h Packet editor: support for saving changed frames. 2011-05-12 19:47:49 +00:00
cfilters
clopts_common.c Back out Jeff Morris's change to make the autostop file size 64-bit - it 2011-04-11 01:30:36 +00:00
clopts_common.h Back out Jeff Morris's change to make the autostop file size 64-bit - it 2011-04-11 01:30:36 +00:00
cmakeconfig.h.in Add configure options to make change the default file format 2011-06-17 22:57:02 +00:00
cmdarg_err.h Changed from using own defined GNUC_FORMAT_CHECK to G_GNUC_PRINTF 2010-01-25 13:20:53 +00:00
color.h
color_filters.c More eradication of old-style function definitions. 2011-05-17 22:18:32 +00:00
color_filters.h Removal of the old packet-list in favor of the new packet list. 2011-03-08 01:52:25 +00:00
colorfilters Add default color filters for SCTP abort messages and checksum errors. 2011-04-29 01:28:28 +00:00
conditions.c Altho no tabs, use tab-width=8 anyway. 2010-04-28 16:38:21 +00:00
conditions.h
config.guess On request from Albert Chin: 2010-08-23 18:16:22 +00:00
config.h.win32 Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
config.nmake Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
config.sub On request from Albert Chin: 2010-08-23 18:16:22 +00:00
configure.in Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
console_io.h Add routines vfprintf_stderr() and fprintf_stderr() to print to the 2010-05-07 08:40:02 +00:00
dfilter_macros
dfilters
dftest.c Don't assign to a variable if the value won't be used: Coverity 817-821. 2011-04-04 15:31:33 +00:00
disabled_protos.c Squelch some compiler warnings. 2010-03-11 00:36:45 +00:00
disabled_protos.h
doxygen.cfg.in
doxygen_global.cfg Fixed by running doxygen -u 2010-08-26 19:40:57 +00:00
dumpcap.c Make pcap-ng the default. Add a compile-time option to prefer pcap-ng or 2011-06-17 17:52:31 +00:00
dumpcap.vcproj Update *.vcproj to visual studio 8 2009-09-24 05:11:47 +00:00
editcap.c See if this squelches some compiler warnings. 2011-06-15 19:23:58 +00:00
file.c From Dirk Jagdmann via bug 5875: 2011-05-19 18:10:21 +00:00
file.h This ain't C++; you have to put "void" in as the argument list of 2011-05-17 21:26:25 +00:00
fileset.c Define ws_statb64 to be the appropriate "struct XXX" for a 2011-04-10 19:56:06 +00:00
fileset.h Squelch some compiler warnings. 2010-03-02 00:18:48 +00:00
filters.c Squelch some compiler warnings. 2010-03-27 18:27:17 +00:00
filters.h
frame_data_sequence.c Make the frame_data_sequence structure opaque, and move some other 2011-04-27 04:11:37 +00:00
frame_data_sequence.h Make the frame_data_sequence structure opaque, and move some other 2011-04-27 04:11:37 +00:00
g711.c
g711.h
globals.h Wrap include file in extern "C" { ... } for __cplusplus 2011-01-13 17:39:54 +00:00
ipmap.html Use a unique data file name for our OpenStreetMap data. Print an error 2009-06-14 22:19:08 +00:00
isprint.h
log.h
main_statusbar.h Add GCC-style printf annotation to the routines that now take a format 2010-11-28 00:02:39 +00:00
make-version.pl 1.5.1 → 1.5.2. Reenable Babel. 2011-04-10 17:03:43 +00:00
manuf [Automatic manuf, services and enterprise-numbers update for 2011-05-08] 2011-05-08 15:03:55 +00:00
manuf.tmpl
merge.c Squelch some compiler warnings. 2010-03-27 18:24:05 +00:00
merge.h
mergecap.c Move the Windows argument list conversion code to a common routine. 2011-05-24 00:07:56 +00:00
mkcap.c From: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201103/msg00157.html 2011-03-23 20:00:13 +00:00
nio-ie5.c Add ws_load_library and ws_module_open, which respectively call 2010-08-25 20:30:59 +00:00
nio-ie5.h
packaging.vcproj Update *.vcproj to visual studio 8 2009-09-24 05:11:47 +00:00
packet-range.c Create a new frame_data_sequence data type; it represents a dense 2011-04-27 02:54:44 +00:00
packet-range.h Introduce "Remove Ignored packets" in Packet Range frames, which is used in 2010-01-26 13:08:22 +00:00
pcapio.c Constify some arguments. 2011-06-15 20:13:42 +00:00
pcapio.h Constify some arguments. 2011-06-15 20:13:42 +00:00
pdml2html.xsl From Dirk Jagdmann via bug 5875: 2011-05-19 18:10:21 +00:00
print.c From Dirk Jagdmann via bug 5875: 2011-05-19 18:10:21 +00:00
print.h From Dirk Jagdmann via bug 5875: 2011-05-19 18:10:21 +00:00
print.ps Change font for packet information from Courier to Monaco. 2010-08-11 21:23:49 +00:00
progress_dlg.h
proto_hier_stats.c Create a new frame_data_sequence data type; it represents a dense 2011-04-27 02:54:44 +00:00
proto_hier_stats.h
ps.h
randpkt.c Move the Windows argument list conversion code to a common routine. 2011-05-24 00:07:56 +00:00
rawshark.c Move the Windows argument list conversion code to a common routine. 2011-05-24 00:07:56 +00:00
register.h
ringbuffer.c Fix another old-style function definition. 2011-05-17 23:35:12 +00:00
ringbuffer.h As mentioned on the users-mailinglist[1], it could be useful to have groups read access to the ringbuffer that dumpcap creates. That way, a group of people can access the capture files without having to use root access. 2010-08-28 11:05:51 +00:00
services [Automatic manuf, services and enterprise-numbers update for 2011-06-19] 2011-06-19 15:03:54 +00:00
simple_dialog.h Move main_statusbar.h to the top-level directory; none of its routines 2010-11-27 21:50:49 +00:00
smi_modules
stat_menu.h Rename the tap_dfilter_dlg.[ch] files to reflect that they can do more 2011-06-05 23:04:11 +00:00
summary.c Create a new frame_data_sequence data type; it represents a dense 2011-04-27 02:54:44 +00:00
summary.h Added "Ignore Packet" menu items to the main menu. 2009-12-17 12:05:13 +00:00
sync_pipe.h When dumpcap is run to get an interface list, interface capabilities, or 2010-05-17 18:40:23 +00:00
sync_pipe_write.c
tap-afpstat.c From: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201103/msg00157.html 2011-03-23 20:00:13 +00:00
tap-ansi_astat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-bootpstat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-camelcounter.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-camelsrt.c From Alexis La Goutte: 2010-11-04 06:37:01 +00:00
tap-comparestat.c Allow <interval> to be successfully sscanf'd no matter the locale for the 2011-03-07 21:58:30 +00:00
tap-dcerpcstat.c From: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201103/msg00157.html 2011-03-30 14:53:09 +00:00
tap-diameter-avp.c Fix gcc 4.6 "set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]" warnings; 2011-06-07 23:03:12 +00:00
tap-funnel.c Only include config.h in C files, to avoid multiple inclusion. 2009-09-28 17:40:07 +00:00
tap-gsm_astat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-h225counter.c Added a missing break. 2011-03-27 13:16:50 +00:00
tap-h225rassrt.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-hosts.c Cast away warnings about "struct sockaddr" -> "struct sockaddr_XXX" 2011-04-26 02:55:59 +00:00
tap-httpstat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-icmpstat.c Display frame numbers containing min & max SRT's. Other misc. display tweaks. 2011-04-07 20:41:11 +00:00
tap-icmpv6stat.c Add conversation tracking and tshark tap support to ICMPv6. Fixes bug 5810. 2011-04-11 17:42:01 +00:00
tap-iostat.c Make the windows builds work again. 2011-06-06 13:34:53 +00:00
tap-iousers.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-megaco-common.c When searching a list, validate pointer before (not after) trying to use it. 2011-01-30 21:56:05 +00:00
tap-megaco-common.h From : Didier Gautheron 2009-10-07 10:00:26 +00:00
tap-megacostat.c Added sanity checks for preferences. 2011-03-26 15:53:55 +00:00
tap-mgcpstat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-protocolinfo.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-protohierstat.c Fix some dead code and zero division issues found by Clang scan-build. 2011-02-18 22:43:48 +00:00
tap-radiusstat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-rpcprogs.c From Cal Turney via bug 4964: Round & display 6 decimal places in tshark SRTs. 2011-01-14 17:06:53 +00:00
tap-rpcstat.c Fix a few more typos and reformat some of the comments. 2011-04-05 17:27:30 +00:00
tap-rtp-common.c Avoid the need for cf_mark_frame stubs. 2010-12-22 23:09:31 +00:00
tap-rtp-common.h
tap-rtp.c Use value_string_ext for RTP payload types. 2010-11-08 14:43:59 +00:00
tap-scsistat.c From: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201103/msg00157.html 2011-03-23 20:00:13 +00:00
tap-sctpchunkstat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-sipstat.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-smbsids.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-smbstat.c From: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201103/msg00157.html 2011-03-23 20:00:13 +00:00
tap-stats_tree.c Fix a typo & do whitespace cleanup. 2010-12-03 20:32:17 +00:00
tap-sv.c Remove unnecessary include: register.h 2010-09-23 06:08:19 +00:00
tap-wspstat.c From: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201103/msg00157.html 2011-03-23 20:00:13 +00:00
tempfile.c Include time.h as compilation might fail with old gilb (2.4) 2011-04-21 13:56:06 +00:00
tempfile.h Pull mkstemp() into tempfile.c. That's the only place we use it now, and 2009-07-02 17:20:27 +00:00
text2pcap-scanner.l Fix some gcc 'old-style function definition' warnings. 2011-05-31 15:49:59 +00:00
text2pcap.c Move the Windows argument list conversion code to a common routine. 2011-05-24 00:07:56 +00:00
text2pcap.h
timestats.c On Windows, try putting __declspec(noreturn) in front of declarations of 2011-02-17 23:11:49 +00:00
timestats.h
trigcap.c More <stdarg.h> cleanup; some are real bugs, some are just "don't do 2010-05-26 02:25:13 +00:00
tshark.c See if this squelches some compiler warnings. 2011-06-15 19:27:01 +00:00
tshark.vcproj Update *.vcproj to visual studio 8 2009-09-24 05:11:47 +00:00
u3.c More eradication of old-style function definitions. 2011-05-17 22:18:32 +00:00
u3.h Move u3 code to top-level directory since it's not GTK specific 2010-11-28 00:15:21 +00:00
ui_util.h new_packet_list_find_row_from_data() is always used to select a packet, 2011-04-24 21:02:55 +00:00
update.c
util.c Make some routines static that aren't used outside the source file in 2011-05-17 23:33:23 +00:00
util.h
version_info.c The "shared by every program in the Wireshark suite, including dumpcap" 2011-06-11 02:35:58 +00:00
version_info.h Fixed "Compiled with" information in the About box. 2010-10-21 07:13:43 +00:00
wireshark.desktop That's *application*/vnd.tcpdump.pcap to you. 2011-05-13 06:55:11 +00:00
wireshark.sln Update *.vcproj to visual studio 8 2009-09-24 05:11:47 +00:00
wireshark.vcproj Update *.vcproj to visual studio 8 2009-09-24 05:11:47 +00:00
wka.tmpl Modernize the SONMP ("SynOptics Network Management Protocol") dissector by renaming it to NDP ("Nortel Discovery Protocol") and do some basic cleanup. 2010-08-16 17:19:42 +00:00

README

$Id$

General Information
------- -----------

Wireshark is a network traffic analyzer, or "sniffer", for Unix and
Unix-like operating systems.  It uses GTK+, a graphical user interface
library, and libpcap, a packet capture and filtering library.

The Wireshark distribution also comes with TShark, which is a
line-oriented sniffer (similar to Sun's snoop, or tcpdump) that uses the
same dissection, capture-file reading and writing, and packet filtering
code as Wireshark, and with editcap, which is a program to read capture
files and write the packets from that capture file, possibly in a
different capture file format, and with some packets possibly removed
from the capture.

The official home of Wireshark is

    http://www.wireshark.org

The latest distribution can be found in the subdirectory

    http://www.wireshark.org/download


Installation
------------

Wireshark is known to compile and run on the following systems:

  - Linux (2.0 and later kernels, various distributions)
  - Solaris (2.5.1 and later)
  - FreeBSD (2.2.5 and later)
  - NetBSD
  - OpenBSD
  - Mac OS X (10.2 and later)
  - HP-UX (10.20, 11.00, 11.11)
  - Sequent PTX v4.4.5  (Nick Williams <njw@sequent.com>)
  - Tru64 UNIX (formerly Digital UNIX) (3.2 and later)
  - Irix (6.5)
  - AIX (4.3.2, with a bit of work)
  - Windows (2003, XP, Vista, 7)

and possibly on other versions of those OSes.  It should run on other
Unix-ish systems without too much trouble.

If you have an older version of the operating systems listed above, it
might be supported by an older version of Wireshark. In particular,
Windows 2000 is supported by Wireshark 1.2.x, Windows NT 4.0 is supported by
Wireshark 0.99.4, and Windows 95, 98, and ME are supported by Ethereal 0.99.0.

NOTE: the Makefile appears to depend on GNU "make"; it doesn't appear to
work with the "make" that comes with Solaris 7 nor the BSD "make".
Perl is also needed to create the man page.

If you decide to modify the yacc grammar or lex scanner, then
you need "flex" - it cannot be built with vanilla "lex" -
and either "bison" or the Berkeley "yacc". Your flex
version must be 2.5.1 or greater. Check this with 'flex -V'.

If you decide to modify the NetWare Core Protocol dissector, you
will need python, as the data for packet types is stored in a python
script, ncp2222.py.

You must therefore install Perl, GNU "make", "flex", and either "bison" or
Berkeley "yacc" on systems that lack them.

Full installation instructions can be found in the INSTALL file.
         
See also the appropriate README.<OS> files for OS-specific installation
instructions.

Usage
-----          

In order to capture packets from the network, you need to make the
dumpcap program set-UID to root, or you need to have access to the
appropriate entry under /dev if your system is so inclined (BSD-derived
systems, and systems such as Solaris and HP-UX that support DLPI,
typically fall into this category).  Although it might be tempting to
make the Wireshark and TShark executables setuid root, or to run them as
root please don't.  The capture process has been isolated in dumpcap;
this simple program is less likely to contain security holes, and thus
safer to run as root.

Please consult the man page for a description of each command-line
option and interface feature.


Multiple File Types
-------------------

The wiretap library is a packet-capture library currently under
development parallel to wireshark.  In the future it is hoped that
wiretap will have more features than libpcap, but wiretap is still in
its infancy. However, wiretap is used in wireshark for its ability
to read multiple file types. You can read the following file
formats:

libpcap (tcpdump -w, etc.) - this is Wireshark's native format
snoop and atmsnoop
Shomiti/Finisar Surveyor
Novell LANalyzer
Network General/Network Associates DOS-based Sniffer (compressed and
    uncompressed)
Microsoft Network Monitor
AIX's iptrace
Cinco Networks NetXRray
Network Associates Windows-based Sniffer
AG Group/WildPackets EtherPeek/TokenPeek/AiroPeek/EtherHelp
RADCOM's WAN/LAN Analyzer
Lucent/Ascend access products
HP-UX's nettl
Toshiba's ISDN routers
ISDN4BSD "i4btrace" utility
Cisco Secure Intrustion Detection System iplogging facility
pppd logs (pppdump-format files)
VMS's TCPIPtrace utility
DBS Etherwatch for VMS
Traffic captures from Visual Networks' Visual UpTime
CoSine L2 debug output
Output from Accellent's 5Views LAN agents
Endace Measurement Systems' ERF format
Linux Bluez Bluetooth stack "hcidump -w" traces
Network Instruments Observer version 9
Trace files for the EyeSDN USB S0

In addition, it can read gzipped versions of any of these files
automatically, if you have the zlib library available when compiling
Wireshark. Wireshark needs a modern version of zlib to be able to use
zlib to read gzipped files; version 1.1.3 is known to work.  Versions
prior to 1.0.9 are missing some functions that Wireshark needs and won't
work.  "./configure" should detect if you have the proper zlib version
available and, if you don't, should disable zlib support. You can always
use "./configure --disable-zlib" to explicitly disable zlib support.

Although Wireshark can read AIX iptrace files, the documentation on
AIX's iptrace packet-trace command is sparse.  The 'iptrace' command
starts a daemon which you must kill in order to stop the trace. Through
experimentation it appears that sending a HUP signal to that iptrace
daemon causes a graceful shutdown and a complete packet is written
to the trace file. If a partial packet is saved at the end, Wireshark
will complain when reading that file, but you will be able to read all
other packets.  If this occurs, please let the Wireshark developers know
at wireshark-dev@wireshark.org, and be sure to send us a copy of that trace
file if it's small and contains non-sensitive data.

Support for Lucent/Ascend products is limited to the debug trace output
generated by the MAX and Pipline series of products.  Wireshark can read
the output of the "wandsession" "wandisplay", "wannext", and "wdd"
commands. 

Wireshark can also read dump trace output from the Toshiba "Compact Router"
line of ISDN routers (TR-600 and TR-650). You can telnet to the router
and start a dump session with "snoop dump".

CoSine L2 debug output can also be read by Wireshark. To get the L2
debug output, get in the diags mode first and then use
"create-pkt-log-profile" and "apply-pkt-log-profile" commands under
layer-2 category. For more detail how to use these commands, you
should examine the help command by "layer-2 create ?" or "layer-2 apply ?".

To use the Lucent/Ascend, Toshiba and CoSine traces with Wireshark, you must 
capture the trace output to a file on disk.  The trace is happening inside 
the router and the router has no way of saving the trace to a file for you.
An easy way of doing this under Unix is to run "telnet <ascend> | tee <outfile>".
Or, if your system has the "script" command installed, you can save
a shell session, including telnet to a file. For example, to a file named
tracefile.out:

$ script tracefile.out
Script started on <date/time>
$ telnet router
..... do your trace, then exit from the router's telnet session.
$ exit
Script done on <date/time>



IPv6
----
If your operating system includes IPv6 support, wireshark will attempt to
use reverse name resolution capabilities when decoding IPv6 packets.

If you want to turn off name resolution while using wireshark, start
wireshark with the "-n" option to turn off all name resolution (including
resolution of MAC addresses and TCP/UDP/SMTP port numbers to names), or
with the "-N mt" option to turn off name resolution for all
network-layer addresses (IPv4, IPv6, IPX).

You can make that the default setting by opening the Preferences dialog
box using the Preferences item in the Edit menu, selecting "Name
resolution", turning off the appropriate name resolution options,
clicking "Save", and clicking "OK".

If you would like to compile wireshark without support for IPv6 name
resolution, use the "--disable-ipv6" option with "./configure".  If you
compile wireshark without IPv6 name resolution, you will still be able to
decode IPv6 packets, but you'll only see IPv6 addresses, not host names.


SNMP
----
Wireshark can do some basic decoding of SNMP packets; it can also use
the libsmi library to do more sophisticated decoding, by reading MIB
files and using the information in those files to display OIDs and
variable binding values in a friendlier fashion.  The configure script
will automatically determine whether you have the libsmi library on
your system.  If you have the libsmi library but _do not_ want to have
Wireshark use it, you can run configure with the "--without-libsmi"
option.

How to Report a Bug
-------------------
Wireshark is still under constant development, so it is possible that you will
encounter a bug while using it. Please report bugs at http://bugs.wireshark.org.
Be sure you enter into the bug:

	1) the complete build information from the "About Wireshark"
	   item in the Help menu or the output of "wireshark -v" for
	   Wireshark bugs and the output of "tshark -v" for TShark bugs;

	2) if the bug happened on Linux, the Linux distribution you were
	   using, and the version of that distribution;

	3) the command you used to invoke Wireshark, if you ran
	   Wireshark from the command line, or TShark, if you ran
	   TShark, and the sequence of operations you performed that
	   caused the bug to appear.

If the bug is produced by a particular trace file, please be sure to
attach to the bug a trace file along with your bug description.  If the
trace file contains sensitive information (e.g., passwords), then please
do not send it.

If Wireshark died on you with a 'segmentation violation', 'bus error',
'abort', or other error that produces a UNIX core dump file, you can
help the developers a lot if you have a debugger installed.  A stack
trace can be obtained by using your debugger ('gdb' in this example),
the wireshark binary, and the resulting core file.  Here's an example of
how to use the gdb command 'backtrace' to do so.

$ gdb wireshark core
(gdb) backtrace
..... prints the stack trace
(gdb) quit
$

The core dump file may be named "wireshark.core" rather than "core" on
some platforms (e.g., BSD systems).  If you got a core dump with
TShark rather than Wireshark, use "tshark" as the first argument to
the debugger; the core dump may be named "tshark.core".

Disclaimer
----------

There is no warranty, expressed or implied, associated with this product.
Use at your own risk.


Gerald Combs <gerald@wireshark.org>
Gilbert Ramirez <gram@alumni.rice.edu>
Guy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>