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GSoC 2013 Project Proposal for Root permissions in wireshark
From: Surbhi Jain <jainsurbhi024 () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:36:14 +0545

Hi all,

I came across the project "Root permissions" in wireshark. i downloaded
wireshark on my ubuntu PC in order to capture the packets. I was unable to
select any interface as I was not logged in as root. The permissions of
file /usr/bin/dumpcap needs to be changed as 775 or 777 in order to view
the interfaces and capture the packets.

In order for a normal user to capture and view packets, the permission of
dumpcap file should implicitly be 775 or all the files must be present in
the home directory of currently logged in user. As the capturing of packets
on a system is user dependent.

Surbhi Jain
3rd year , Computer Science Engineering
University School of  Information & Communication Technology
Contact Email ID - surbhijain1 () acm org
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