Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problems with capturing on multiple interfaces
From: Michael Tüxen <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 19:34:16 +0200
On May 21, 2011, at 1:17 AM, Jakub Zawadzki wrote:

> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 02:25:38PM +0000, Chris Maynard wrote:
>> And while I'm at it ... another feature that I think would be nice to have would
>> be to be able to specify capturing on an interface that doesn't yet exist, such
>> as ppp0.  For my USB/PPP capturing, currently to get a capture of all traffic
>> over that interface, I either have to use usbmon or ppp's record option to
>> generate a pppdump file.  (OK, this last one isn't really specific to capturing
>> on multiple interfaces, but it's related to capturing so ...)
> 
> I think it'd be nice feature to start, pause or stop captuing on any interface at any time.
That would need to be controlled via the Wireshark GUI. I think we'll focus
on getting the base feature in the GUI first...
> 
> But it'd be easier to implement if instead of running N-threads single dumpcap we run N dumpcaps...
No sure. you can create threads and kill them. However, dumpcap then can not give up the privileges
after the initial startup phase...

Best regards
Michael
> 
> Regards.
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