Wireshark on CentOS 7 (TL;DR version)

Wireshark on CentOS 7 (TL;DR version)

You need to get a copy of a later Wireshark (version 2.4) on your CentOS 7 system, without needing to follow all the instructions in Building Wireshark 2.4.0 for Centos 7. Wireshark provides one of the widest used network analysis available.

Update: 3 December 2018 The repository will deploy Wireshark 2.6.5 by default
Update: 12 October 2018 Please read the on Wireshark – Building rpms a different way since 2.6.4

Let’s go, you’re in a hurry..

  1. Install a prebuilt .repo file

    wget https://www.1310nm.net/repository/CentOS/7/wireshark.repo
    Now move it to the repositories directory
    sudo mv .repo /etc/yum.repos.d/
  2. Update yum

    sudo yum update

    You should see entries for the wireshark repository included

  3. Install Wireshark, accept the key

    yum install wireshark-qt
    This will install the wireshark version using the Qt front-end as version 2.4.0 finally removes the GTK support.
    You will receive a prompt as below, select Y only if the fingerprint matches.
    Retrieving key from https://www.1310nm.net/repository/RPM-GPG-KEY-publisher@1310nm.net
    Importing GPG key 0x8B4AE102:
    Userid : " Publisher (Package Publisher @ thirteen-ten nanometer networks) <publisher@1310nm.net>"
    Fingerprint: c963 6096 c244 b68f 5306 031a c22c 2e77 8b4a e102
    From : https://www.1310nm.net/repository/RPM-GPG-KEY-publisher@1310nm.net
    Is this ok [y/N]:

  4. Run Wireshark

    From a command-line, wireshark, or from the menu, Applications|Internet|Wireshark.

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John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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