Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] regarding ethereal among wireshark info pages
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:40:51 +0200

Without control over the contents of the ethereal domain it seems better to drop the references to it from the documentation.

Bryant Eadon wrote:

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:

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

At this link :
(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.