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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



This article covers how to install the Wireshark network analyzer tool on CentOS 8 system. Once Wireshark installed on your system, you can capture incoming and outgoing data packets over the network. Wireshark is free & Open source network packet analyzer that is used for network analysis, troubleshooting, etc. Wireshark is a cross-platform software that is available for various Linux/UNIX distributions, Mac-OS, Solaris, BSD & Windows, etc. It uses GTK to implement user interface & captures packets using PCAP. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wireshark website.


To Install package called Whireshark using the dnf command. For a GUI Wireshark application execute:

# dnf install wireshark

To install Wireshark command line tool only execute:

# dnf install wireshark-cli



Features of Wireshark includes:

  • Live packet capture & offline analysis.
  • A number of display filters.
  • Support for hundreds of protocol.
  • Rich VOIP analysis.
  • Read/write feature various file formats.
  • Live data can be read from ethernet port, Bluetooth, USB, Token rings tec.




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