Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] GSoC 2013 Project Proposal for Root permissions in wireshark
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 11:34:40 -0700
On May 1, 2013, at 10:48 AM, Mohana Sai <[email protected]> wrote:

> I am little confused about this project. What requirements the project doesn't meet if we use any of these 2 methods
> 
> By simply adding ACL?

Adding an ACL to what?

> By separating the code in to privileged part and unprivileged part and using DBus to communicate the privileged part with unprivileged one ?

It won't work on systems that don't have D-Bus by default, so it means Wireshark would have to include and install a full-blown implementation D-Bus on, for example,

	1) the platform on which I think most downloads of Wireshark run

and

	2) the highest-volume desktop Unix.