Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Fwd: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 1741] New: Privilege separation
From: Thomas Anders <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:21:03 +0200
Richard van der Hoff wrote:
> Personally, I'd much prefer a popup that I can dismiss than wireshark 
> meddling with my users/groups and dropping privileges.

Is there any good example of another *user application* dropping
privileges as proposed by Gerald? After all, Wireshark isn't a system
daemon like OpenSSH's sshd or Postfix where a dedicated "low privilege"
user makes perfect sense, of course.

> I very much applaud the general sentiment of not having people running
> wireshark as root, however.

That's for sure.


Thomas Anders (thomas.anders at blue-cable.de)