Wireshark-users: [Wireshark-users] Wireshark sudo
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 14:35:49 +0000
I am setting up a laptop to be used as (and only as) a network analysis machine. Wireshark is set up to be run sudo root.

The problem is that any capture files saved by Wireshark are owned by root with permission 600. After the non-root user runs wireshark (sudo), he needs to be able to copy or move the files.

I've tried changing the umask under which the script to launch wireshark runs, but that gets ignored. So maybe it is Wireshark itself (rather then the shell) setting the permissions of saved files?