Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Promiscouos mode and pseudo-device
From: Mark Ryden <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:44:21 +0300

  I had noticed that when running tshark in Pseudo-device mode (tshark
-i any), the
machine does not enter promiscuos mode, whereas in the usual case, such as
thsark -i eth0 (or without "-i" option at all), it does enter promiscuos mode.
(I tested it on Linux).

I would appreciate if somebody can explain in few sentences why is it so.