Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 7374] Update interface lists on interface add/removal
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:52:45 -0700 (PDT)

--- Comment #18 from Michael Tüxen <[email protected]> 2012-06-24 13:52:44 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #17)
> (In reply to comment #16)
> > > About the only other reason would be if, for example, the system weren't
> > > properly set up to allow dumpcap access to capture devices and you changed that
> > > while Wireshark was running - but that's also a rare operation.
> > 
> > Which is exactly my main use case of updating the list of interfaces...
> Either it's still a rare operation or it isn't.
> If it is, then, as per Pontus' suggestion, it may not need more than a menu
> item.
> If it's not, that either means that
>     1) you're doing this to a lot of machines, but on any *given* machine it's
> only done once per machine
> or
>     2) somehow it doesn't "stick", and you have to do it multiple times per
> machine.
> If it's the former, is there a way to automate it?  (For OS X, the current
> installer adds the startup item.)
> If it's the latter, why is it not sticking?
I do this once on a machine after reboot... (I don't use the installer on Mac
OS X and
don't install the startup item manually. On FreeBSD it depends if I'm
the machine or not...
So I'm fine as long as there is a way in the GUI to rescan the interfaces even
platforms where the automatic stuff is available.

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