Monday, January 31, 2011

Setting up a Wireshark appliance

During this course we will use Wireshark for capturing network packets. Then, we would deploy an Ubuntu Linux based system in which install this sniffer tool.

When Linux appliance is up and running, as root user, type 'apt-get install wireshark'. Answer "Y" and then "ENTER" or just "ENTER". A bunch of packages start to download.

A note aside of this. If you have any window manager in your system, invoke the 'tasksel' command and select the "Ubuntu Desktop" option. This option would install the packages necessary for deploying a GUI that would ease your work with Wireshark.

Note: If you're experimenting problems with the screen resolution, first install the VirtualBox guest additions.

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