Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] GSoC 2013 Project Proposal for Root permissions in wireshark
From: Mohana Sai <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 11:05:03 +0530


> Most systems running Wireshark aren't Linux systems.

    Thanks. As in the ideas page the statement read " a way to capture packets on Linux and OS X" , only linux came to my mind. 


BTW, TShark and Wireshark currently communicate with dumpcap using an, err, umm, pipe....
     
Currenlty in debian systems dumpcap will be running with elevated privileges and the users who want to capture the live packets are added to the wireshark group by the administrator. Is there a need to change this as part of the project? It is allowing the users with minimal interaction to capture the packets, only the administrator has to do some work of adding the users.

 Can you just direct me to the other linux systems which do not support this privilege separation?

Thanks,
MohanaSai Cherukuri