Friday, June 09, 2006

Ethereal changes name to Wireshark

Yes this is true. The world's most popular network protocol analyzer has changed names from Ethereal to Wireshark. Gerald Combs, founder of the Ethereal project announced that he's changing jobs, moving to a new location, and taking the project and its core developers with him.

So why the name change?
Combs former employer, NIS, registered the Ethereal trademarks and now there is no agreement on who gets the trademarks so the trademarks stay with NIS. Combs is accepting a job with CACE Technologies, best known for WinPcap, and they will continue development on Ethereal, but the name will be changed to Wireshark.

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