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Note: Upgrading from v1.0 requires making changes to your code. Please see the upgrade instructions for more information.


June 25th, 2024

UI Components

  • New: Added new CommentManager (opt-in) to provide packet comment editing capabilities on top of the PacketList component.
  • API errors are displayed in the Status Bar and a new onApiError callback is available to hook into them.

Deep Packet API

  • New: /stats/dns endpoint providing DNS Query and Response statistics
  • New: message_id field to API error messages
  • Changed: The file parameter is no longer required when calling /util/checkfilter
  • Upgraded to Wireshark 4.2.5


May 3rd, 2024

UI Components

  • New: Rewrite UI in React (>=16.14.0)
  • New: Follow Stream tabs added to decode view (Supports TCP, UDP, TLS, and HTTP)
  • New: CSS variables and classes are exposed to support full customization of look and feel
  • New: Drag+Drop to re-order columns (non-persistent)
  • Fixed: Improve capabilities around resizing columns
  • Fixed: Eliminate code that was modifying window.title
  • Removed: Props enabledAnalysis, hideTitle, onClose
  • Updated: onError callback

Docker Service

  • Removed the browse endpoint and related CLI flags
  • Rename backend application pv-service
  • New: Output JSON structured logs to STDERR
  • Add --storybook mode to serve embedded UI samples and documentation
  • Updated to Wireshark 4.2.4

Deep Packet API Changes

  • Updated most API response fields to always be returned
  • Change /api/profiles response to be objects not array
  • New: Added /api/health endpoint for monitoring
  • New: ColumnInfo objects with column metadata added to /api/status response


March 13th, 2024

  • UI: Users are able to sort columns by clicking on the headers
  • UI: Column widths can be adjusted by the user by dragging the divider between them
  • UI: Added new Drag+Drop capability to apply display filters from the decode tree.
  • API: new pf field in packet list and columnInfo struct in status
  • Added periodic license checking after initial startup
  • Updated to Wireshark 4.2.3


February 14th, 2024

  • The docker image no longer runs processes as root (uid=0) and instead runs as pv (uid=1000)
  • Updated stylesheets: uses Roboto Mono and Inter fonts; removed gray backgrounds and some table header borders
  • Added a prefix configuration option to serve the built-in UI behind a “subdirectory” URL path
  • Add boolean flag hideTitle to prevent showing the filename inside the Vue/React component
  • Added a profile switching menu popup to the built-in UI. (Enable in the JS component via the enableProfileSwitching=true prop)
  • Fixed performance issues with large ladder diagrams
  • Upgraded to Wireshark 4.2.2 behind the scenes
  • Added a warning when displaying more than 500,000 rows in the packet list


January 11th, 2024

  • Automatically removes downloaded files from the local cache after a configurable cache-lifetime timeout
  • The PacketViewer component can specify a requestInterceptor callback which will modify the URL parameters and HTTP headers being sent by API requests
  • Prints additional license information to the console in debug mode
  • Adds a sample profile available by default to the container ?profile=sample
  • Fixing UI scrolling issues for analysis tools
  • Adds a splash screen if running with no-ui=true
  • Fix minor UI issue with tooltip hover
  • Adds the sharkd-idle-timeout variable to control how long a PCAP file is held open in active memory


December 5th, 2023

  • Add config framework unifying CLI, config.yaml, and ENV settings
  • Disable browse endpoint with --no-browse
  • Log http requests when --debug is enabled
  • Adds an onError callback to the React component
  • Allow passing a profile through the component and via URL (?profile=testprofile)
  • Added -dir to options that represented a path
  • Changed flag format to use double-dash
  • Move sharkd debug output under --sharkd-debug
  • Update to Wireshark 4.2.0 official release
  • Bugfix: Prevent component from writing to window.title
  • Bugfix: Improve display of long file names
  • Bugfix: Fix status bar for files with zero packets


November 15th, 2023

  • Shipping support for React
  • Add support for API server to send CORS responses
  • Add ability to disable the self-hosted UI via the –no-ui flag
  • Add ability to read files from S3 Buckets
  • Enable GeoIP lookups
  • Add computed fields to the API
  • Add support for downloading a URL to a PCAP in the file property
  • Added /api/docs page
  • Enable TLS self-signed and LetsEncrypt support
  • Add 802.11 Endpoints tool
  • Use Wireshark v4.2.0.rc3


October 17th, 2023

  • Initial Release of PacketViewer