Wireshark 2.6.6 available in the repository for CentOS 7

This is the next maintenance release of Wireshark 2.6. The repository will bring you to version 2.6.6 automatically. If you haven’t already added the 1310nm.net Wireshark repository, follow the instructions in Wireshark on CentOS7 (TL;DR version). Run yum update and get the latest repository information, then upgrade to the most recent Wireshark version. Note: You…

Cisco commits to reducing plastic usage by 20%

Cisco has committed to reducing the use of plastics over the next 7 years. They will reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by 25% compared with this year. Did you hear? We're committing to decrease our use of virgin plastic 20% by 2025. 📉 Find out more about our new goal here: https://t.co/LmBTcmlIqM pic.twitter.com/CVNyARBwJ0…

Raspberry Pi Foundation release updated Model A+

The Raspberry Pi foundation yesterday released a new iteration of the popular maker board. Previously updates have focused on the more capable networked Model B which has provided wired connectivity. This time around, they have updated the Model A+, previously a first generation Raspberry Pi product. However, with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, the…

Oracle sees future in Talari

Oracle today closed a deal to purchase Talari Networks completely. The deal is for an undisclosed sum but is unlikely to leave the previous investors in Talari out of pocket. (According to Crunchbase, there was $53mn invested in Talari across 9 funding rounds). We are thrilled to join forces with Talari and welcome their team…

Quantum Computers are faster, IBM proves

IBM‘s Research scientists have long spent time working on mathematical proofs. The latest proof that they have is that quantum computing will be faster than classical architectures. In classical computing, a single bit can only encode a 1 or 0 value. Qubits, the equivalent of a bit in quantum computing, can encode more information. How…

Installing Wireshark – Muddled Alternatives

You might have had some problems with Wireshark installations recently, I certainly have! After installing and removing the Wireshark files from the repository, I ended up with the error message below when re-installing. warning: %postun(wireshark-qt-2.6.4-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 2Non-fatal POSTUN scriptlet failure in rpm package wireshark-qt-2.6.4-1.x86_64 Apparently the file that stores the alternatives for…

Wireshark – Building RPMs a different way since 2.6.4

The Wireshark team are changing the way they support the toolsets to build the program. There are alerts at the end of the ./configure step that indicates configure: Builds using Autotools might be removed in the future. So it was no surprise that when building Wireshark 2.6.4 that the make rpm-package failed with the following…