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= Wireshark {wireshark-version} Release Notes
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This is an experimental release intended to test new features for
Wireshark 3.0.

== What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is
used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

== What’s New

Many user interface improvements have been made. See the “New and Updated
Features” section below for more details.

=== Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed:

//* ws_buglink:5000[]
//* ws_buglink:6000[Wireshark bug]
//* cve_idlink:2014-2486[]
//* Wireshark slowly leaked water under the kitchen sink over the course of several months, causing a big mess.

//_Non-empty section placeholder._

Dumpcap might not quit if Wireshark or TShark crashes.
(ws_buglink:1419[])

=== New and Updated Features

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

* The membership operator now supports ranges, allowing display filters such as
  `tcp.port in {4430..4434}` to be expressed. See the User's Guide, chapter
  _Building display filter expressions_ for details.
* The autotools build system has been removed. CMake is the one build system now.
* tshark has now "-G elastic-mapping" option to generate an ElasticSearch mapping file.

//=== Removed Dissectors

//=== New File Format Decoding Support

=== New Protocol Support

// Add one protocol per line between the -- delimiters.
[commaize]
--
NR (5G) PDCP protocol
--

=== Updated Protocol Support

Too many protocols have been updated to list here.

=== New and Updated Capture File Support

//_Non-empty section placeholder._
// Add one file type per line between the --sort-and-group-- delimiters.
[commaize]

=== New and Updated Capture Interfaces support

//_Non-empty section placeholder._
[commaize]
--
--

//=== Major API Changes

== Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from
https://www.wireshark.org/download.html.

=== Vendor-supplied Packages

Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages. You can
usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management system
specific to that platform. A list of third-party packages can be found
on the https://www.wireshark.org/download.html#thirdparty[download page]
on the Wireshark web site.

== File Locations

Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference
files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These locations vary
from platform to platform. You can use About→Folders to find the default
locations on your system.

== Known Problems

The BER dissector might infinitely loop.
(ws_buglink:1516[])

Capture filters aren't applied when capturing from named pipes.
(ws_buglink:1814[])

Filtering tshark captures with read filters (-R) no longer works.
(ws_buglink:2234[])

Application crash when changing real-time option.
(ws_buglink:4035[])

Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some cases.
(ws_buglink:4985[])

Wireshark should let you work with multiple capture files. (ws_buglink:10488[])

== Getting Help

Community support is available on https://ask.wireshark.org/[Wireshark’s
Q&A site] and on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription
information and archives for all of Wireshark’s mailing lists can be
found on https://www.wireshark.org/lists/[the web site].

Official Wireshark training and certification are available from
http://www.wiresharktraining.com/[Wireshark University].

== Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the
https://www.wireshark.org/faq.html[Wireshark web site].