Installing Wireshark 1.4.0 on Mac OSX 10.6.4

20 September 2010

I wanted to install Wireshark to monitor some iPhone app packets. It is surprisingly difficult to install Wireshark (v1.4.0) on Mac OSX (v10.6.4). Here’s how to go about it -

  1. Read the README that comes with the installation .dmg
    • copy the command line files to /usr/bin
    • move the startup script to /Library
  2. Change the user group for the startup script - here's how
  3. For other trouble shooting read this

That should sail you through!