Wireshark 2.9.0 Development Release

December 12, 2018

Wireshark 2.9.0 has been released.

This is a semi-experimental release intended to test new features for Wireshark 3.0.

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since version 2.6.0:

  • The Windows .exe installers now ship with Npcap instead of WinPcap.

  • Conversation timestamps are supported for UDP/UDP-Lite protocols

  • TShark now supports the -G elastic-mapping option which generates an ElasticSearch mapping file.

  • The “Capture Information” dialog has been added back (Bug 12004).

  • The Ethernet and IEEE 802.11 dissectors no longer validate the frame check sequence (checksum) by default.

  • The TCP dissector gained a new “Reassemble out-of-order segments” preference to fix dissection and decryption issues in case TCP segments are received out-of-order. See the User’s Guide, chapter TCP Reassembly for details.

  • Decryption support for the new WireGuard dissector (Bug 15011, requires Libgcrypt 1.8).

  • The BOOTP dissector has been renamed to DHCP. With the exception of “bootp.dhcp”, the old “bootp.*” display filter fields are still supported but may be removed in a future release.

  • The SSL dissector has been renamed to TLS. As with BOOTP the old “ssl.*” display filter fields are supported but may be removed in a future release.

  • Coloring rules, IO graphs, Filter Buttons and protocol preference tables can now be copied from other profiles using a button in the corresponding configuration dialogs.

  • APT-X has been renamed to aptX.

  • When importing from hex dump, it’s now possible to add an ExportPDU header with a payload name. This calls the specific dissector directly without lower protocols.

  • The sshdump and ciscodump extcap interfaces can now use a proxy for the SSH connection.

  • Dumpcap now supports the -a packets:NUM and -b packets:NUM options.

  • Wireshark now includes a “No Reassembly” configuration profile.

  • Wireshark now supports the Russian language.

  • The build system now supports AppImage packages.

  • The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.12.0. Previously they shipped with Qt 5.9.7.

Official releases are available right now from the download page.

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