Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 7374] Update interface lists on interface add/removal
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:10:05 -0700 (PDT)

--- Comment #22 from Michael Tüxen <[email protected]> 2012-06-24 16:10:05 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #21)
> (In reply to comment #19 and comment #20)
> >
> > Ok so I found that there is a refesh button. Not easy to find :)
> > 
> > capture options->manage interfaces->local interfaces
> > 
> > My patch does not touch this button. I don't see much point in moving it
> > elsewhere either.
> I think "Not easy to find" is at least one point in moving it. :-)  I.e., if it
> were a menu item under Capture, you could at least find it if you didn't have
> that dialog open (especially useful if you're just sitting at the welcome
> screen and don't have any dialogs open).
> > 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.
> Well, there are several parts of "managing interfaces".
> There's "refreshing the list of interfaces", which shouldn't require going to
> Capture -> Options and then popping up an "Add Interfaces" dialog and clicking
> "Refresh"; it should just involve clicking a "Refresh" button or selecting
> Capture -> Refresh Interfaces, so you can do it from the welcome screen.
> There's "capturing from something that's not in the interfaces list", which
> just needs a way to specify a new interface and add it to the list in the
> welcome screen and, if it's open, the Capture -> Options dialog (*INCLUDING*
> the ability to add local interfaces, just in case some local interface can't be
> opened for some reason *other* than "no permission to capture on anything", so
> the user can try to open it and see what the error is).
> And there's "hiding interfaces, providing your own friendly name, changing the
> default capture settings for the interface, etc.", which is currently done from
> the "Capture" pane for Preferences.
> I'd vote for the first two of those operations being available from *all*
> locations that show a set of interfaces - the welcome screen, the Capture ->
> Options dialog, and the Capture -> Interfaces dialog.  The third of those might
> be OK left under the Capture pane for Preferences.
I agree.

Best regards
> And there's managing the list

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