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

From: David Baird <xdab@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:24:54 -0600

Thanks for the tip on the interactive work around. I have created an alias that I can use everytime I need to use wireshark. I now have all the interfaces lised.

Looking forward to the "fixed" version of Wireshark for 10.6.

With regards,


On 2/25/10 9:30 AM, Michael T�xen wrote:
On Feb 24, 2010, at 11:53 PM, David Baird wrote:

I just installed the MacOSX version of Wireshark downloaded from

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/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.


David Baird
University of Chicago
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