This article covers how to install Wireshark on a Linux Mint 20 system. Wireshark is an open source GUI based packets capturing in the network in real-time. It will intercepts traffic and converts that binary into human readable format. This helps to inspect network traffic to and fro on your network for troubleshooting network issues like dropped packets, latency issues, and malicious activity on your network. Majority of the packets are TCP, UDP and ICMP etc. Wireshark uses a pcap library for capturing the network packets.
To Install Wireshark on Linux:
1. Add official Wireshark package repositories:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable
2. Update your system:
$ sudo apt-get update
3. Start Wireshark installation with below command:
$ sudo apt-get install wireshark