[SATLUG] Ethereal -> WireShark
bbrice at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 16:26:47 CDT 2006
On 6/12/06, Luis Garza <luis at luisgarza.com> wrote:
> Has anyone seen this?
> It looks like the creator of Ethereal has changed employers and is (or
> trying) to take Ethereal with him. It seems that he could not take the
> domain name ith him so now he has Wireshark.
> Question: Is Ethereal dead? Is Wireshark taking it over? Or is this a
> branch of Ethereal?
Looks like just a renaming of ethereal. According to wireshark's FAQ:
Q 1.2: What's up with the name change? Is Wireshark a fork?
A: In May of 2006, the original author of Ethereal(r) went to work for
CACE Technologies (best known for WinPcap). At that time he started
the Wireshark open-source project.
Wireshark is almost (but not quite) a fork. Normally a "fork" of an
open source project results in two names, web sites, development
teams, support infrastructures, etc. This is the case with Wireshark
except for one notable exception -- every member of the core
development team is now working on Wireshark.
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