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Re: Default interface in the "front page"?
From: Michael Tuexen <Michael.Tuexen () lurchi franken de>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:35:05 +0200

On Apr 8, 2013, at 12:09 PM, Jasper Bongertz wrote:

Hello Michael,

Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:40:25 AM, you wrote:

How about on a single-interface system? Maybe Wireshark should at least select the only listed interface as the 
default on a single-interface system. That IS going to be the interface that the user selects before each capture.
Correct. But is there a system with only a single interface? All the systems I use have a loopback
interface and at least one more... Since I'm not using Solaris, I
can always capture on two interfaces
at least. Are there systems out there with only a single interface?

Not  sure  if  the scope is limited to discussing certain OSes, but on
Windows we often had/have training class PCs with just one interface.
Ahh. OK. An OS I have (almost) no experience with...

On a multiple interface system, I can see the logic of either method--either selecting the first interface or 
selecting no interface if the user has not specified a default. Neither method is clearly superior and the choice 
of which should be implemented is a matter of opinion.

Selecting  the  first  interface seems like an easy way out, but in my
experience  (once  again,  on Windows) it doesn't make much sense - in
almost  all cases encountered there is some bluetooth or VPN or pseudo
WiFi   adapter   at  the  first position in the list when there's more
than one interface. But that's just my 2 cents :-)
Thanks for providing input!

Best regards


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