Wireshark, a network analysis tool formerly known as Ethereal, captures packets in real time and display them in human-readable format. Wireshark includes filters, color-coding and other features that let you dig deep into network traffic and inspect individual packets.

Wireshark is a powerful open source network analyser which can be used to sniff the data on a network, as an aide to troubleshooting network traffic analysis, but equally as an educational tool to help understand the principles of networks and communication protocols.


cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo wireshark
[sudo] password for cyborg: 

This will Start Wireshark as root

wireshark Wireshark



Select an Interface Below Start Button And Then Click Start

Sniffer on your chosen interface has been started in our case (eth0) . After this we simply pinged from another system i.e 


wiresrk Wireshark


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