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Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] No interfaces listed to capture packets

From: Michael Tüxen <Michael.Tuexen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:30:34 +0100
On Feb 24, 2010, at 11:53 PM, David Baird wrote:

> I just installed the MacOSX version of Wireshark downloaded from 
> www.wireshark.org/download.html.
> I have a brand new MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard (10.6.2). The 
> downloaded item was OS X 10.5(Leopard) Intel.dmg.
> I followed the instructions regarding the installation of the 
> application and the various scripts. But when I start Wireshark it does 
> not list any interfaces (eth0, eth1, etc) to select.
> Also when starting the machine, it complains about the items in 
> /Library/StartupItems:
> "/Library/StartupItems/ChmodBPF" has not been started because it does 
> not have the proper security settings.
This needs to be fixed. I think the owner needs to be root and the group
wheel. When it actually loads, you interfaces should show up.

If you want the same interactively:
sudo chmod uog+r /dev/bpf*

Best regards
> Any ideas, or does the application need to be tweaked for Snow Leopard?
> I'm not sure if this is the correct place to report this.
> Thanks,
> David Baird
> University of Chicago
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