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packaging Remove U3 code and packaging. 2013-10-27 17:15:39 +00:00
plugins Add a very small hack to make the UAT update callback error string freeable, and 2013-10-25 22:14:25 +00:00
profiles Update "TTL low or unexpected" coloring rule to ignore vrrp, carp and MulticastDNS all of which intentionally use TTL 255. Bug 5010 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5010) 2013-06-18 20:48:42 +00:00
radius Update Aruba dictionary (from ArubaOS 6.3 and ClearPass 6.2) 2013-10-01 19:34:00 +00:00
test Add OID unit tests. Bug 9294 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9294) 2013-10-19 18:52:13 +00:00
tools More SVN properties cleanup. 2013-10-27 01:11:15 +00:00
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ui More size and position tweaks. 2013-10-28 01:39:20 +00:00
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wiretap Revert SVN #52914; 2013-10-28 04:07:52 +00:00
wsutil Remove U3 code and packaging. 2013-10-27 17:15:39 +00:00
.bzrignore Unify the bzr and git ignore files - they're the exact same format, 2012-10-06 20:23:37 +00:00
.gitignore Add *.lai file to wireshark 2013-09-19 20:26:41 +00:00
AUTHORS Update spice protocol dissector. Bug 9143 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9143) 2013-10-21 16:48:07 +00:00
CMakeLists.txt Add Gettext to PACKAGELIST. Homebrew puts it in a nonstandard location. 2013-10-27 17:14:12 +00:00
CMakeOptions.txt Add Airpcap detection, use it by default on win32 2013-10-10 20:35:32 +00:00
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ConfigureChecks.cmake We don't need to check for lauxlib.h. 2013-10-11 07:53:17 +00:00
INSTALL From Jim Young, bug 7745. 2012-09-24 10:23:20 +00:00
INSTALL.configure The name configure.in has been deprecated for many years. 2012-08-23 11:11:24 +00:00
Makefile.am Revert "Fix https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9209 :" 2013-10-22 22:32:55 +00:00
Makefile.am.inc Add dumpabi targets to CMake builds 2013-02-25 18:12:20 +00:00
Makefile.common Move a bunch of the crypt modules and pint.h into wsutil. 2013-08-01 23:34:47 +00:00
Makefile.nmake Fix relative path now that u3 folder has been removed 2013-10-27 19:45:30 +00:00
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acinclude.m4 Add checks to see if CC and/or CXX are Clang. Add "-Qunused-arguments" 2013-10-16 22:39:44 +00:00
aclocal-flags Use "command -v", required by recent POSIX, rather than "which"; I seem 2013-08-12 17:16:08 +00:00
adns_dll.dep
adns_dll.rc
airpcap.h Fix spelling/typos found using a list of commonly misspelled words. 2013-02-26 04:42:26 +00:00
airpcap_loader.c Add a UAT dialog. Make UAT preferences uat_t * instead of void *. 2013-07-25 23:49:47 +00:00
airpcap_loader.h Clean up white space (get rid of 4-space tabs). 2013-02-17 03:16:57 +00:00
all.vcproj Stop defining HAVE_CONFIG_H on Windows builds too. 2012-10-01 11:47:36 +00:00
autogen.sh Don't assume $(uname) works; it's not a standard Bourne shell feature, 2013-06-20 00:27:52 +00:00
capinfos.c Print informations even on short reads. Bug 9310 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9310) 2013-10-22 14:52:28 +00:00
capture-pcap-util-int.h Hoist all the friendly-name/vendor-description stuff up into 2012-11-23 22:28:06 +00:00
capture-pcap-util-unix.c Use a bunch of #includes only when needed. (2nd try; hat tip to Guy). 2013-09-09 14:26:41 +00:00
capture-pcap-util.c Revert SVN #52650 as per discussion on wireshark-dev 2013-10-18 15:08:19 +00:00
capture-pcap-util.h
capture-wpcap.c Hoist all the friendly-name/vendor-description stuff up into 2012-11-23 22:28:06 +00:00
capture-wpcap.h
capture.c Bugfix "Restart the running live capture" when using multiple files makes a long filename. Bug 2274 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2274) 2013-10-23 15:31:48 +00:00
capture.h get main_window_update out of the way... pass an update_cb to the capture_sync stuff 2013-06-27 17:10:50 +00:00
capture_ifinfo.c Revert SVN #52650 as per discussion on wireshark-dev 2013-10-18 15:08:19 +00:00
capture_ifinfo.h get main_window_update out of the way... pass an update_cb to the capture_sync stuff 2013-06-27 17:10:50 +00:00
capture_info.c Pull the capture-session state information out of capture_opts and put 2013-05-22 07:44:28 +00:00
capture_info.h Pull the capture-session state information out of capture_opts and put 2013-05-22 07:44:28 +00:00
capture_opts.c Bugfix "Restart the running live capture" when using multiple files makes a long filename. Bug 2274 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2274) 2013-10-23 15:31:48 +00:00
capture_opts.h Bugfix "Restart the running live capture" when using multiple files makes a long filename. Bug 2274 (https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2274) 2013-10-23 15:31:48 +00:00
capture_session.h Try to fix Qt compilation when libpcap is disabled. 2013-10-11 21:26:26 +00:00
capture_stop_conditions.c Handle the 2GiB boundary case of the max filesize autostop condition properly so that we avoid overflow conditions and so that we ensure we don't capture more than 2GiB. Also, document the max filesize autostop value of 2GIB as well as indicating that it's truly GiB and not GB. 2013-08-29 18:15:13 +00:00
capture_stop_conditions.h
capture_sync.c Replace a question in a comment with a better explanation (that answers the question). 2013-10-11 20:29:11 +00:00
capture_sync.h MS: list interfaces! 2013-06-27 19:00:01 +00:00
capture_ui_utils.c get main_window_update out of the way... pass an update_cb to the capture_sync stuff 2013-06-27 17:10:50 +00:00
capture_ui_utils.h Add interface options preferences. 2013-03-13 12:38:08 +00:00
capture_win_ifnames.c Use SecureZeroMemory instead of plain ZeroMemory because checkAPI says to. 2013-10-20 23:38:37 +00:00
capture_win_ifnames.h Fix another dozen or so files with bad FSF addresses as caught by licensecheck. 2013-04-16 00:00:09 +00:00
capture_wpcap_packet.c We always HAVE_CONFIG_H so don't bother checking whether we have it or not. 2012-09-20 01:29:52 +00:00
capture_wpcap_packet.h
cfile.c Abuse epan_t more: add callback to get interface name. 2013-07-22 19:38:38 +00:00
cfile.h Global variables considered harmful. 2013-08-14 04:14:36 +00:00
cfilters
cfutils.c Replace implicit conversions with explicit casts. 2013-03-24 18:22:07 +00:00
cfutils.h On UN*X, if an interface has a description, use it as the "friendly 2012-11-22 06:02:49 +00:00
clopts_common.c No need to include epan header files here; include things directly as necessary. 2013-07-12 01:22:35 +00:00
clopts_common.h
cmakeconfig.h.in We don't check for lauxlib.h or lualib.h, and we don't need to - we just 2013-10-11 06:48:45 +00:00
cmdarg_err.h No need to include epan header files here; include things directly as necessary. 2013-07-12 01:22:35 +00:00
color.h
color_filters.c Revert SVN #52650 as per discussion on wireshark-dev 2013-10-18 15:08:19 +00:00
color_filters.h Fix a whole bunch of doxygen warnings, mostly typos or renamed parameters. 2013-04-26 18:28:21 +00:00
colorfilters Add HTTP2 to colorfilters 2013-08-30 11:14:26 +00:00
conditions.c We always HAVE_CONFIG_H so don't bother checking whether we have it or not. 2012-09-20 01:29:52 +00:00
conditions.h
config.guess Update to the latest config.guess and config.sub. 2013-06-11 02:14:47 +00:00
config.h.win32 (Hopefully) unbreak windows build (#define'ing to 0 is not 2013-10-05 22:41:09 +00:00
config.nmake From RobiOneKenobi via https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9297 : 2013-10-20 17:35:30 +00:00
config.sub Update to the latest config.guess and config.sub. 2013-06-11 02:14:47 +00:00
configure.ac From e.yimjia via https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9289 : 2013-10-20 18:43:00 +00:00
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dftest.c We always HAVE_CONFIG_H so don't bother checking whether we have it or not. 2012-09-20 01:29:52 +00:00
doxygen.cfg.in Move the contents of wsar_html/core to wsar_html. Create tag files for 2013-04-30 00:27:02 +00:00
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dumpcap.c Rename routines that write pcap-ng files to "pcapng_xxx" rather than 2013-09-29 20:53:13 +00:00
dumpcap.vcproj Move tempfile.{h,c} into wsutil. 2013-06-26 01:14:35 +00:00
echld_test.c Yet another iteration: 2013-07-05 23:57:07 +00:00
editcap.c Fix some Dead Store (Dead assignement/Dead increment) Warning found by Clang 2013-09-16 07:56:04 +00:00
file.c Try to fix recent test failures (wild guess, can't reproduce). 2013-10-20 17:53:55 +00:00
file.h cf_start_tail() is (now) just a wrapper around cf_open(). Get rid of it and just call cf_open(). 2013-10-11 21:29:12 +00:00
fileset.c g_strcmp0 first occures in GLIB 2.16 define it localy if it does not exist 2012-10-22 12:20:36 +00:00
fileset.h Add a capture_file * element to packet_range_t and pass it explicitly in 2012-10-05 18:52:42 +00:00
filters.c Don't try to open <home>/.wireshark on Windows: Wireshark hasn't written to 2013-04-09 02:48:03 +00:00
filters.h
frame_tvbuff.c If packet was modified fallback to generic clone 2013-08-20 19:53:24 +00:00
frame_tvbuff.h Fix (-W)header-guard error found by clang 3.4 2013-08-10 21:32:32 +00:00
globals.h
iface_monitor.c For C string functions, the header to include is <string.h>, not 2013-07-06 08:29:01 +00:00
iface_monitor.h
ipmap.html Add wrapDateLine to support continuous longitudinal panning. 2012-09-29 15:59:32 +00:00
isprint.h Fully parenthesize the isprint() macro. 2013-08-21 17:26:49 +00:00
log.h
macosx-setup.sh Pass -sdk, not that it actually *works*. 2013-10-23 08:07:28 +00:00
make-version.pl 1.11.0 → 1.11.1. 2013-10-15 19:21:04 +00:00
manuf [Automatic manuf, services and enterprise-numbers update for 2013-10-27] 2013-10-27 14:03:42 +00:00
manuf.tmpl From Hadriel Kaplan: 2013-03-26 21:53:09 +00:00
mergecap.c Whitespace cleanup, sort options, add modelines. 2013-09-06 21:57:04 +00:00
mkcap.c
nio-ie5.c Fix some system header files that were #included with "" instead of <>. 2012-07-18 02:47:56 +00:00
nio-ie5.h
packaging.vcproj
pcapio.c Fix writing enhanced packet blocks when flags are 2013-10-18 22:39:31 +00:00
pcapio.h Rename routines that write pcap-ng files to "pcapng_xxx" rather than 2013-09-29 20:53:13 +00:00
pdml2html.xsl Add some license headers after emailing the respective authors to confirm. 2013-10-09 17:30:50 +00:00
proto_hier_stats.c Some work on multi file dissection 2013-07-21 18:38:03 +00:00
proto_hier_stats.h
randpkt.c Trivial change so all longnames are aligned. 2013-05-19 15:12:01 +00:00
rawshark.c Fix (using '#if 0') a few more [-Wunused-const-variable] warnings 2013-10-23 16:59:34 +00:00
register.h Export libwireshark symbols using WS_DLL_PUBLIC define 2013-03-01 23:53:11 +00:00
reordercap.c Give more detailed diagnostics for errors. 2013-07-26 21:49:42 +00:00
ringbuffer.c coverity 990813 dereference after null check 2013-03-31 16:19:53 +00:00
ringbuffer.h
services [Automatic manuf, services and enterprise-numbers update for 2013-10-27] 2013-10-27 14:03:42 +00:00
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stat_menu.h Add a REGISTER_STAT_GROUP_TELEPHONY_SCTP, make the SCTP chunk counter 2013-05-31 23:00:39 +00:00
summary.c We always HAVE_CONFIG_H so don't bother checking whether we have it or not. 2012-09-20 01:29:52 +00:00
summary.h Make the stuff in summary.h usable from C++ code. 2013-05-22 08:21:33 +00:00
sync_pipe.h Suggest fancier ways to communicate with the capture process. 2013-01-07 16:26:45 +00:00
sync_pipe_write.c pipe_write_header() should return ssize_t, as it returns the return 2012-12-26 12:14:59 +00:00
text2pcap-scanner.l Add %option noinput to some Flex files, as we aren't using the input() 2013-02-10 20:21:05 +00:00
text2pcap.c Invert NEED_INET_ATON_H to HAVE_INET_ATON_H 2013-10-05 21:56:23 +00:00
text2pcap.h
trigcap.c replace "unsigned" datatype with "guint". Some mpeg files needed "unsigned int" instead. 2013-01-04 05:22:43 +00:00
tshark.c Display the frame number on the packet summary line if it's one of the configured columns. Fixes https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9317 2013-10-25 12:51:16 +00:00
tshark.vcproj Stop defining HAVE_CONFIG_H on Windows builds too. 2012-10-01 11:47:36 +00:00
update.c Don't try to open <home>/.wireshark on Windows: Wireshark hasn't written to 2013-04-09 02:48:03 +00:00
version_info.c Add identification of Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 2013-09-30 20:14:42 +00:00
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wireshark-mime-package.xml Also register for gzip'd network captures. 2013-03-25 02:11:07 +00:00
wireshark.desktop Update URLs to specs. 2013-03-09 01:35:58 +00:00
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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.  See the Wireshark man page or the
Wireshark User's Guide for a list of supported file formats.

In addition, it can read gzipped versions of any of those 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
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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>