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What is the best version of Wireshark to download for WSL2?

asked 2021-06-04 12:56:07 +0000

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updated 2021-06-04 20:53:59 +0000

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which one is stable

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answered 2021-06-04 13:13:33 +0000

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There's the Stable release, currently 3.4.6, or the Old stable, currently 3.2.14, or the Development release 3.5.x.

Note that the Wireshark project does NOT provide installers for Linux distributions, that's up to the distribution packagers. For this reason, the versions provided may not be the latest.

The Wireshark project doesn't do any CI testing on WSL2.

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what is the best way to utilize wireshark

samberr02 gravatar imagesamberr02 ( 2021-06-04 13:19:00 +0000 )edit

I don't understand your question. Wireshark is a packet analyser, use it to (optionally) capture traffic and then analyze the captures.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2021-06-04 13:43:58 +0000 )edit

You said I couldn't use it for ci testing with WSL2 so I'm asking how would I best utilize Wireshark and yes im a newby so pls forgive me if i sound stupid

samberr02 gravatar imagesamberr02 ( 2021-06-06 00:45:43 +0000 )edit

I mentioned that the "Wireshark Project" does no testing with WSL2, whereas we do test with Windows Server x64 & x86, macOS and Ubuntu. Wireshark may well work with WLS2, I'm not aware of any reported problems.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2021-06-06 17:19:15 +0000 )edit

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