Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 7374] Update interface lists on interface add/removal
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:44:52 -0700 (PDT)
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7374

--- Comment #20 from Michael Tüxen <[email protected]> 2012-06-24 14:44:51 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #19)
> (In reply to comment #18)
> > (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
> > administrating
> > the machine or not...
> > So I'm fine as long as there is a way in the GUI to rescan the interfaces even
> > on
> > platforms where the automatic stuff is available.
> 
> Ok so I found that there is a refesh button. Not easy to find :)
> 
> capture options->manage interfaces->local interfaces
The idea was to have a central place to manage interfaces. Currently only
local interfaces and rpcap interfaces are implemented. But one could add
ssh tunnels, psamp stuff, or whatever comes in the future.
> 
> My patch does not touch this button. I don't see much point in moving it
> elsewhere either.
OK. Then I can do what I want...

Best regards
Michael

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