Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] regarding ethereal among wireshark info pages
From: Bryant Eadon <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 05:32:48 -0400
All,

I'm not sure where to send this query, it's webmaster related.

at this link : http://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_html_chunked/ChIntroPlatforms.html

this link is broken:
http://bugs.ethereal.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1130


I'm hoping a Wireshark Dev has access to the Ethereal domain still....

At this link :
http://www.ethereal.com/distribution/win32/ethereal-setup-0.99.0.exe
(and mirrors)

upon execution the binary reports :
"The Installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus. You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy. It may be possible to skip this check using the /NCRC command line switch (NOT RECOMMENDED)."
While this is all fine and good to get people to search harder I legitimately 
thought traffic was getting mangled at endpoints.  With significant trouble, 
I've confirmed with 2 different ISPs that it must be the source and mirrors 
which are a problem.
Can someone update the ethereal domain indicating the project's demise and 
remove this download link if no further work is to be done, especially if it's 
broken on purpose ?
I don't know the trademark problems behind this or why it may not have been done 
sooner, I'm simply mailing everyone for the benefit of other users running into 
similar issues.

thanks,
Bryant