Wireshark-announce: [Wireshark-announce] Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 is now available
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From: Wireshark announcements <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:08:41 -0700
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I'm proud to announce the release of Wireshark 1.6.0rc2. This is the
second release candidate of the upcoming 1.6 (stable) branch.

What is Wireshark?

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

What's New

  Bug Fixes

   The following bugs have been fixed:

     o Wireshark is unresponsive when capturing from named pipes on
       Windows. (Bug 1759)

     o Crash when sorting column while capturing. (Bug 4273)

     o Ring buffers are no longer turned on by default when using
       multiple capture files.

  New and Updated Features

   The following features are new (or have been significantly
   updated) since version 1.4:

     o Wireshark is now distributed as an installation package rather
       than a drag-installer on OS X. The installer adds a startup
       item that should make it easier to capture packets.

     o Large file (greater than 2 GB) support has been improved.

     o Wireshark and TShark can import text dumps, similar to

     o You can now view Wireshark's dissector tables (for example the
       TCP port to dissector mappings) from the main window.

     o Wireshark can export SSL session keys via File→Export→SSL
       Session Keys...

     o TShark can show a specific occurrence of a field when using
       '-T fields'.

     o Custom columns can show a specific occurrence of a field.

     o You can hide columns in the packet list.

     o Wireshark can now export SMB objects.

     o dftest and randpkt now have manual pages.

     o TShark can now display iSCSI, ICMP and ICMPv6 service response

     o Dumpcap can now save files with a user-specified group id.

     o Syntax checking is done for capture filters.

     o You can display the compiled BPF code for capture filters in
       the Capture Options dialog.

     o You can now navigate backwards and forwards through TCP and
       UDP sessions using Ctrl+, and Ctrl+. .

     o Packet length is (finally) a default column.

     o TCP window size is now avaiable both scaled and unscaled. A
       TCP window scaling graph is available in the GUI.

     o 802.1q VLAN tags are now shown in the Ethernet II protocol
       tree instead of a separate tree.

     o Various dissectors now display some UTF-16 strings as proper
       Unicode including the DCE/RPC and SMB dissectors.

     o The RTP player now has an option to show the time of day in
       the graph in addition to the seconds since beginning of

     o The RTP player now shows why media interruptions occur.

     o Graphs now save as PNG images by default.

     o TShark can read and write host name information from and to
       pcapng-formatted files. Wireshark can read it. TShark can dump
       host name information via

       [-z hosts]


     o TShark's -z option now uses the

       [-z <proto>,srt]

       syntax instead of

       [-z <proto>,rtt]

       for all protocols that support service response time
       statistics. This matches Wireshark's syntax for this option.

     o Wireshark and TShark can now read compressed Windows Sniffer

  New Protocol Support

   ADwin, ADwin-Config, Apache Etch, Aruba PAPI, Babel Routing
   Protocol, Broadcast/Multicast Control, Constrained Application
   Protocol (COAP), Digium TDMoE, Erlang Distribution Protocol,
   Ether-S-I/O, FastCGI, Fibre Channel over InfiniBand (FCoIB),
   Gopher, Gigamon GMHDR, IDMP, Infiniband Socket Direct Protocol
   (SDP), JSON, LISP Control, LISP Data, LISP, MikroTik MAC-Telnet,
   MRP Multiple Mac Registration Protocol (MMRP) Mongo Wire Protocol,
   MUX27010, Network Monitor 802.11 radio header, OPC UA
   Framing, RObust Header Compression (ROHC), RSIP, SAMETIME, SCoP,
   SGSAP, Tektronix Teklink, USB/AT Commands, uTorrent Transport
   Protocol, WAI authentication, Wi-Fi P2P (Wi-Fi Direct)

  Updated Protocol Support

  New and Updated Capture File Support

   Apple PacketLogger, Catapult DCT2000, Daintree SNA, Endace ERF, HP
   OpenVMS TCPTrace, IPFIX (the file format, not the protocol),
   Lucent/Ascend debug, Microsoft Network Monitor, Network
   Instruments, TamoSoft CommView

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

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

   Wireshark might make your system disassociate from a wireless
   network on OS X 10.4. (Bug 1315)

   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 ship with libsmi. (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

   Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some
   cases. (Bug 4985 and bug 5580)

   Character echo pauses in Capture Filter field in Capture Options.
   (Bug 5356)

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.

   Training is available from Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

   A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.


wireshark-1.6.0rc2.tar.bz2: 21824421 bytes

wireshark-win32-1.6.0rc2.exe: 19461108 bytes

wireshark-win64-1.6.0rc2.exe: 22637671 bytes

wireshark-1.6.0rc2.u3p: 25879703 bytes

WiresharkPortable-1.6.0rc2.paf.exe: 20356891 bytes

Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel 32.dmg: 20267333 bytes
MD5(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel 32.dmg)=6182920b7fda0719e87002051e80edd5
SHA1(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel
RIPEMD160(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel

Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel 64.dmg: 19148359 bytes
MD5(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel 64.dmg)=3e62f036d7b3f2d9b23caf842664de49
SHA1(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel
RIPEMD160(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 Intel

Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 PPC 32.dmg: 20968613 bytes
MD5(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 PPC 32.dmg)=7ec07fe61359b11e495bc079fa10aa47
SHA1(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 PPC 32.dmg)=a45392d56cb0d401f010ed1ad26734ef7cc5c926
RIPEMD160(Wireshark 1.6.0rc2 PPC
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