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Wireshark 1.8.0 Release Notes

What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is the world's most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

What's New

Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • When saving the displayed packets, packets which are dependencies (e.g., due to reassembly) of the displayed packets are included in the list of saved packets (Bug 3315).

  • Rearranging columns in preferences doesn't work on 64-bit Windows. (Bug 6077)

New and Updated Features

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 1.6:

  • Wireshark supports capturing from multiple interfaces at once.

  • You can now add, edit, and save packet and capture file annotations.

  • Wireshark, TShark, and their associated utilities now save files using the pcap-ng file format by default. (Your copy of Wireshark might still use the pcap file format if pcap-ng is disabled in your preferences.)

  • Decryption key management for IEEE 802.11, IPsec, and ISAKMP is easier.

  • OID resolution is now supported on 64-bit Windows.

  • The "Save As" menu item has been split into "Save As", which lets you save a file using a different filename and "Export Specified Packets", which lets you have more control over which packets are saved.

  • TCP fast retransmissions are now indicated as an expert info note, rather than a warning, just as TCP retransmissions are.

  • TCP window updates are no longer colorized as "Bad TCP".

  • TShark's command-line options have changed. The previously undocumented -P option is now -2 option for performing a two-pass analysis; the former -S option is now the -P option for printing packets even if writing to a file, and the -S option is now used to specify a different line separator between packets.

  • GeoIP IPv6 databases are now supported.

New Protocol Support

Aastra Signalling Protocol (AASP), ActiveMQ OpenWire, Bandwidth Reservation Protocol (BRP), Bazaar, Binary Floor Control Protocol, BitTorrent DHT, C12.22, CANopen, CIP Motion, CIP Safety, Cisco FabricPath MiM, DMX Channel Data, DMX SIP, DMX Test, DMX Text, DMX, DVB Application Information Table, DVB Bouquet Association Table, DVB Event Information Table, DVB MultiProtocol Encapsulation (DVB-MPE), DVB Network Information Table, DVB Service Description Table, DVB Time and Date Table, DVB Time Offset Table, DVB/ETSI IP Data Cast (IPDC) Electronic Service Guide (ESG), ECP VDP, EIA-709.1 (LonTalk), EIA-852 (CN/IP), ELCOM, Ericsson A-bis OML (OM 2000), Ericsson HDLC, Ericsson Proprietary PCAP, ETSI CAT, ETV-AM Data, ETV-AM EISS Section, Flight Message Transfer Protocol (FMTP), Gadu-Gadu, GEO-Mobile Radio (1) BCCH, GEO-Mobile Radio (1) Common, GEO-Mobile Radio (1) DTAP, GEO-Mobile Radio (1) Radio Resource, Gluster Callback, Gluster CLI, Gluster Dump, Gluster Portmap, GlusterD, GlusterFS Callback, GlusterFS Handshake, GlusterFS, GSM A-bis OML, GSM CBCH, GSM Cell Broadcast Service, GSM SIM, H.248.2, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), HART/IP, Hazelcast, HDFS Data, High bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), High-availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR), HomePlug AV, HSR/PRP, IEEE 1722.1, ISO 7816, ixveriwave, Kismet drone/server protocol, KristalliNet, LCS-AP, Link Access Procedure, Satellite channel (LAPSat), LLRP, LTE Positioning Protocol A (LPPa), LTE Positioning Protocol, M3 Application Protocol (M3AP), MAC Address Acquisition Protocol, MBMS synchronisation protocol, Microsoft Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP), MoldUDP, MoldUDP64, MPEG Conditional Access, MPEG descriptors, MPEG DSM-CC, MPEG Program Association Table (PAT), MPEG Program Map Table, MPEG Section, MPLS Packet Loss and Delay Measurement, MPLS-TP Protection State Coordination, Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MRVP), Netfilter LOG, NOE, NXP MiFare, NXP PN532, Open IPTV Forum openSAFETY, Performance Co-Pilot (PCP), PPI Sensor, RDP, RTP-MIDI, SBc Application Part (SBc-AP), SDH/SONET, Solaris IP over InfiniBand, Sony FeliCa, T.124, UA (Universal Alcatel), UA3G, UASIP, UAUDP, USB Integrated Circuit Card Interface Device Class (CCID), V5 Data Link Layer (V5DL), V5 Envelope Function (V5EF), Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), VSS-Monitoring, Vuze DHT, WaveAgent, WebSocket, WSE Remote Ethernet, XMCP, YAMI

Updated Protocol Support

Too many protocols have been updated to list here.

New and Updated Capture File Support

Aethra Telecommunications' PC108, Catapult DCT2000, Citrix NetScaler, Cisco Secure IDS IPLog, Endace ERF, Gammu DCT3, Generic MIME, IBM iSeries, InfoVista 5View, Ixia IxVeriWave, LANalyzer, Microsoft NetMon, MPEG2-TS, Network Instruments Observer, Nokia DCT3, pcap, pcap-ng, Solaris snoop, TamoSoft CommView, Tektronix K12xx, XML

Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from

Vendor-supplied Packages

Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages. You can usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management system specific to that platform. A list of third-party packages can be found on the download page on the Wireshark web site.

File Locations

Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These locations vary from platform to platform. You can use About→Folders to find the default locations on your system.

Known Problems

Dumpcap might not quit if Wireshark or TShark crashes. (Bug 1419)

The BER dissector might infinitely loop. (Bug 1516)

Capture filters aren't applied when capturing from named pipes. (Bug 1814)

Filtering tshark captures with display filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

The 64-bit Windows installer does not support Kerberos decryption. (Win64 development page)

Application crash when changing real-time option. (Bug 4035)

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

Summary pane selected frame highlighting not maintained. (Bug 4445)

Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some cases. (Bug 4985)

Getting Help

Community support is available on Wireshark's Q&A site and on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark's mailing lists can be found on the web site.

Official Wireshark training and certification are available from Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.