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Plug-in to view captures on the web


We at just released a free plug-in for Wireshark that lets you upload captures directly to CloudShark. We've made versions for each platform that Wireshark runs on. Written using the lua extensions for Wireshark, the plug-in appears in the Tools menu after installation.

If you are unfamiliar with CloudShark, it is a web based capture management and analysis application - free to use at Since you can view, analyze, annotate, and share the captures directly through a URL, it works in most browsers and can be viewed on mobile devices. Check it out an let us know what you think!

asked 02 Feb '12, 10:55

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edited 02 Feb '12, 11:36

Why did you tag it with Lua?

(02 Feb '12, 11:02) bstn

We used the lua extensions provided in Wireshark to create the plugin. It's a use of lua many don't know about.

(02 Feb '12, 11:12) cloudshark

Interesting. While I like this plugin (and intend to try it out), I don't think this Q&A is the place to announce it...but that's just my opinion. In any case, I think the "question/announcement" should be updated to at least mention the plugin was written in Lua. Otherwise, the tag has no weight and should be removed.

(02 Feb '12, 11:34) bstn

Good point. Done.

We thought it would be extremely useful to the people on this forum; the question/answer is a consequence of the format of the forum unfortunately.

(02 Feb '12, 11:46) cloudshark

Actually, the first FAQ says:

This is a discussion forum, right?

No. This is a Q&A site. Answers move up and down depending on votes. If you treat it like a traditional time-descending web forum things can get very confusing.

You are more than welcome to post comments by clicking on the add a new comment button.

(02 Feb '12, 14:45) helloworld

We will be hosting a Webinar on the CloudShark plugin for Wireshark on February 16th, for those who are interested.

(10 Feb '12, 07:15) cloudshark

As helloworld notes, this isn't a forum; the question/answer is a consequence of the fact that, as the FAQ notes, this is a Q&A site.

The best place to announce this would probably have been the wireshark-users mailing list.

Editing the Tools page on the Wireshark Wiki to mention it might also be a good idea.

(10 Feb '12, 11:37) Guy Harris ♦♦
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