After being in development for a few months, Wireshark 2.0, the world’s most popular open-source network protocol analyzer software, has been released today for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Prominent features of Wireshark 2.0 include a revamped graphical user interface (GUI) that has been rewritten in Qt 5 and designed from the ground up to provide users with a smoother and much faster network protocol analyzing experience. The new user interface also provides a faster workflow for multiple operations.
“The Windows installer provides the option of installing either the new interface (“Wirehsark”) or the old interface (“Wireshark Legacy”). Both are installed by default. Note that the legacy interface will be removed in Wireshark 2.2. The OS X installer only provides the new interface. If you need the old interface you can install it via Homebrew or MacPorts,” reads the announcement.
Among other new features implemented in Wireshark 2.0, we can mention the addition of multiple dialogs, such as MTP3 statistics and summary, WAP-WSP statistics, UDP multicast statistics, WLAN statistics, display filter macros, as well as capture file properties. There are also numerous bugfixes and improvements in Wireshark 2.0.
Still the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer
Wireshark 2.0 is a massive release that includes numerous, hundreds of changes, so it is recommended that you read the official release notes if you’re interested in every little thing that was implemented in the application, which remains the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer.
The new Wireshark version also includes support for tens of new network protocols, and it is now able to display the format of various types of files, instead of showing their contents. You can download Wireshark 2.0 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia.