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Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.2 Released

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Post Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:26 pm

Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.2 Released

Wireshark 0.99.2 Released
Jul 17, 2006 Wireshark 0.99.2 has been released. Several security-related vulnerabilities have been fixed and several new features have been added.
For a complete list of changes, please refer to the 0.99.2 release notes. Official releases are available right now from the download page.


It will take time to get used to the name, but in an industry that changes as much as ours, it shouldn't take long.

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Post Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:18 pm

Re: Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.2 Released

  One good thing about the name change is that there wont be any more arguing about how to pronounce the name!
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Post Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:43 pm

Re: Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) 0.99.2 Released

But just in case anyone is curious, it's NOT pronounced like 2 separate words:

Ether - Real

It's pronounced just like the real word 'ehtereal' in the english dictionary.

Here's a quote from Ethereal's FAQ:

Q 1.9: How do you pronounce Ethereal? Where did the name come from?

A: The English pronunciation can be found in Merriam-Webster's online dictionary at http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?b ... a=ethereal.

According to the book "Computer Networks" by Andrew Tannenbaum, Ethernet was named after the "luminiferous ether" which was once thought to carry electromagnetic radiation. Taking that into consideration, Ethereal seemed like an appropriate name for something that started out as an Ethernet analyzer.


If you click on the link above to the online dictionary, there is a little speaker icon by the word where you can actually hear the word spoken.

I never really knew why there was such debate, but there you have it.

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