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Re: Running Wireshark as non-root in Squeeze

Thanks for your reply Cameleón.

On 04/08/11 15:26, Camaleón wrote:
On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:02:09 +0100, Tony van der Hoff wrote:

I'm trying to get Wireshark to work in non-root mode in Squeeze. There
is a sort of how-to at /usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian,
but to be honest, I don't understand it.

Mmm... did you configure it as "I.a" or "I.b"? Do you have a customized/
vanilla kernel or Debian's stock one?

Configure what, how? I can find no configuration files.

Using Debian's stock amd64 kernel.

I have no wireshark group, and apart from in that document I can find
nothing about dumpcap.

Can anybody give me some hints, please?

Readme file says that you have to manually add the users to wireshark
group. And I bet that running the app as root will also work.

Well, as I said, there is no wireshark group. Perhaps that is the problem.

Running as root does indeed work, but pops up a dire warning that it's dangerous to do so. I don't particularly want to run as root.

Tony van der Hoff        | mailto:tony@vanderhoff.org
Buckinghamshire, England |

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