Solving no-interface issue in Wireshark on Ubuntu 11.10

Recently I switched to Ubuntu 11.10 as OS in my development machine. Previously I was using Fedora 12. When I installed Wireshark in ubuntu and run it, wireshark didn't show any interfaces which can capture packets. I think it is because wireshark was not run as root user. In fedora when I start wireshark it  ask to run as root and get the password. In ubuntu it was not like that.
So after doing some googleing found a solution at a blog post by tavshed.

sudo groupadd wireshark
sudo usermod -a -G wireshark YOUR_USER_NAME
sudo chgrp wireshark /usr/bin/dumpcap
sudo chmod 750 /usr/bin/dumpcap
sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
sudo getcap /usr/bin/dumpcap
sudo chmod +xs /usr/bin/dumpcap

Reader Comments

thanks yr

that was cool. thanks a lot

it's easier to do a 'sudo wireshark' in terminal.

it's easier to do a 'sudo wireshark' in terminal.

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