Wireshark is one of the best packet sniffers out there. Until now, there has been no easy way for a blind person to use it on windows since Wireshark uses GTK which is not accessible. Now, Nick Adamson has created a batch file that prompts for various wireshark parameters and can be used with it’s TShark utility which is the commandline version of Wireshark. The TShark commandline is complex with over 30 options and Nick’s batch file prompts the user through an easy series of steps to setup a scan etc.
Nick also has the following to say about the script.
“This script expects wireshark to be installed and the path in your path environment variable.
It takes no program arguments and provides on screen instructions.
I’ve tested most of it, if problems are found let me know.
Its been tested on Windows XP pro SP3 but should work on most flavours of windows as long as command extensions are enabled. On most versions of windows I’ve used command extensions are enabled by default.”
Before running the script, please change it’s extension to bat. I have had to keep the *.docx extention since that it is what WordPress permits.
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