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Re: Wireshark: how can I give rights to interfaces without launching it as root?

On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:46:52 +0200
Merciadri Luca <Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be> wrote:

> Hi,
> As stated in the title, I would like to launch wireshark without having
> to do it as root. I tried being root, but wireshark told me this was
> disadviced (astonishing, huh?). The problem is that if I launch it as an
> user, it does not detect any interface. How can I give to it rights for
> the interfaces, but not su rights?

/usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian discusses wireshark and
necessary privileges. This came up a while back on the lists, and
someone said that this README, while in Sid, is not in earlier Debian

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