In this tutorial we’ll learn how to install Wireshark on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Wireshark is an open-source network packet analyzer tool which tries to capture network packets and displays that packet data.
I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.
- Cross- Platform
- Capture live packet data from a network interface.
- Import packets from text files containing hex dumps of packet data.
- Display packets with very detailed protocol information.
- Saves the captured packet data.
- Export some or all packets in a number of capture file formats.
- Filter packets on many criteria.
- Search for packets on many criteria and many more features available.
Install Wireshark on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:
apt-get update -y && apt-get upgrade -y
Step 3. Installing Wireshark.
Add its package into repository via ppa:
Once it is done, update the machine and install the Wireshark package:
apt-get update apt-get install wireshark
Once installed, open Wireshark from Ubuntu Dash.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully configured Wireshark on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server.