1998: Ethereal was first released publicly as version 0.2.0. Its creator, Gerald Combs, thought it was cool that Bob Metcalfe named Ethernet after luminiferous ether so he picked a name beginning with ether. Since 2006 the network protocol analyzer has been known as Wireshark.
@LaF0rge das war schon ein "wow"-Moment, vorher konnte man nur von sündhaft teuren Packet Analyzern von Cisco und Co träumen...
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