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    Cool Wireshark Interfaces

    I can't get Wireshark to recognize any network interfaces on my Eee pc. Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Re: Wireshark Interfaces

    You have to set up a user group in order to monitor the interfaces.
    To set up permissions and safely run wireshark follow these instructions,
    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    Once Wireshark is installed, the correct way to run it without invoking root privileges (which is extremely dangerous) can be done like this from the terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libcap2-bin wireshark
    sudo chgrp admin /usr/bin/dumpcap
    sudo chmod 750 /usr/bin/dumpcap
    sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin+eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
    Run each command separately and then run Wireshark.

    Courtesy of forum member cdenley.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by uRock; September 29th, 2010 at 03:40 PM.
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    Re: Wireshark Interfaces

    have you tried running wireshark as root, that usually works for me

    sudo wireshark

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    Re: Wireshark Interfaces

    Quote Originally Posted by mr-woof View Post
    have you tried running wireshark as root, that usually works for me

    sudo wireshark
    Please, please do NOT run Wireshark as root as you could potentially expose/compromise your whole system!!!

    WIRESHARK CONTAINS OVER ONE POINT FIVE MILLION LINES OF SOURCE CODE. DO NOT RUN THEM AS ROOT.
    Source:
    http://packetlife.net/blog/2010/mar/...non-root-user/

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    Re: Wireshark Interfaces

    ah oops, thanks for telling me. I think I've only used it once or twice like that, whoopsie

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    Re: Wireshark Interfaces

    Quote Originally Posted by mr-woof View Post
    ah oops, thanks for telling me. I think I've only used it once or twice like that, whoopsie
    Please use the commands linked above in the post by uRock; then you can run Wireshark and capture interfaces but not as root.

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