Ethereal® is now Wireshark™

June 7, 2006

The world's most popular network protocol analyzer has a new home!

Gerald Combs, the creator of the Ethereal® network protocol analyzer, has accepted a position with . CACE is best known for the popular WinPcap packet capture library.

Along with the move comes a new name for the project: Wireshark.

This site () is the new home of the project. We look forward to continuing our success as world-class network protocol analyzer under the new name, and we welcome you to join us.

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