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How to silently install Wireshark on Windows with the SSHDUMP option

asked 2019-08-23 14:30:27 +0000

LeroyJenkins gravatar image

updated 2019-08-23 18:38:16 +0000

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I'm trying to install Wireshark silently while still enabling the SSHdump option. From what I can see, the Wireshark installer does not contain a command line option for ‘SSHdump’. It doesn’t contain a command line for anything other than the defaults.

Currently I'm using: Wireshark-win64-3.0.2.exe /S

Does this option exist? Or is there a way to enable it after it is installed via command line?

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answered 2019-08-28 12:36:02 +0000

LeroyJenkins gravatar image

Figured this out on my own. There doesn't appear to be any command line options to enable this feature.

What I did was install Wireshark with /S, and then once installed in my install script I just copy the sshdump.exe that is contained within the Wireshark.exe installer (use something like 7-zip to open the .exe archive) and copy it to c:\program files\Wireshark\extcap.

Once sshdump.exe is copied to there, it loads everytime Wireshark loads.

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You might want to raise an enhancement request at the Wireshark Bugzilla to add suitable switches to the installer.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-08-28 12:44:38 +0000 )edit

Hi: Thanks for the steps. I too was able to do this by:

1: Download ... unzip the Windows Wireshark.exe program to a sub-folder
2: You'll find: sshdump.exe inside of the /extcab folder
3: Now: install Wireshark onto your Windows PC like normal
4: After Install: copy over (put) the sshdump.exe file into c:\programfiles\Wireshark\extcab folder
5: Launch Wireshark normally, and you will see the option for ssh remote capture (under the main capture screen)

This was rather helpful
NOTE: By default, the LInux install for Wireshark (comes with) (pre-built) to use the (remote capture process)

Take care

tech9425 gravatar imagetech9425 ( 2020-05-09 17:48:09 +0000 )edit

Should that be the extcap folder?

bubbasnmp gravatar imagebubbasnmp ( 2020-05-09 18:14:50 +0000 )edit

Request opened to install extcap binaries by default on Windows (Bugzilla )

bubbasnmp gravatar imagebubbasnmp ( 2020-05-10 16:15:45 +0000 )edit

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