The Wireshark community this week is gathering for the SharkFest conference, which is a proof point for the continuing strength of the open source packet and network analyzer community.
The Wireshark network analyzer is a project that has fostered a great community, as developers around the world keep adding protocol support as new technologies emerge. Wireshark is now aided by Riverbed, which last year acquired CACE which was the home of Wireshark founder Gerald Combs.
“We don’t view Wireshark as a corporate asset, it’s the community’s asset,” Steve McCanne, the CTO of Riverbed told InternetNews.com. “What we value is the connection we have to that community and the fact that we can build our products in a way that complements Wireshark in a way that no other vendor had done.”