FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Gentoo > Gentoo User

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 01-26-2009, 05:25 PM
Grant
 
Default Wireshark on Gentoo

I'm confused on how to run wireshark on Gentoo. The ebuild says:

* With version 0.99.7, all function calls that require elevated privileges
* have been moved out of the GUI to dumpcap. WIRESHARK CONTAINS OVER ONE
* POINT FIVE MILLION LINES OF SOURCE CODE. DO NOT RUN THEM AS ROOT.
*
* NOTE: To run wireshark as normal user you have to add yourself into
* wireshark group. This security measure ensures that only trusted
* users allowed to sniff your traffic.

I added my user to the wireshark group, but there are no interfaces
listed in the program. I read:

http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/CapturePrivileges

"Running Wireshark (or any other network capture/analyzer, for that
matter) on Linux needs root privileges. Therefore, you have to have
root privileges when starting Wireshark, else you can't capture data."

I'm not sure how to proceed.

- Grant
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 07:53 AM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org