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Re: Default interface in the "front page"?
From: Michael Tuexen <Michael.Tuexen () lurchi franken de>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:37:20 +0200

On Apr 8, 2013, at 2:44 PM, Anders Broman wrote:



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Tuexen
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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] Default interface in the "front page"?

On Apr 8, 2013, at 2:15 PM, Anders Broman wrote:



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:wireshark-users-bounces () wireshark org] On Behalf Of Michael 
Tuexen
Sent: den 8 april 2013 10:40
To: Community support list for Wireshark
Cc: Irene RĂ¼ngeler
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] Default interface in the "front page"?

On Apr 8, 2013, at 9:10 AM, Jim Aragon wrote:

At 09:11 PM 4/7/2013, Micheal Tuexen wrote:

On Apr 8, 2013, at 2:22 AM, Jim Aragon wrote:

If the user has not selected a default interface at Edit 
Preferences Capture, I'd vote to have Wireshark select the first 
interface listed. I would not select all interfaces. I think 
single-interface capture is still more common, even on multiple interface systems.

I would prefer to follow what the user has configured. No default interface.

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?

On windows(?).
Possibly (not using Windows)...

BTW even if I have a default interface in my preferences on Windows I can't just start the trace "No interface 
selected" ...
... which is fixed by Irene in
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=48788

Actually not, in my preference file the IF is stored as
capture.device: Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection: \Device\NPF_{17E2B597-9C79-4B08-9836-E83D0B3E1064}

And the comparison is done against "\Device\NPF_{17E2B597-9C79-4B08-9836-E83D0B3E1064}"
Irene, could you look into this?

Best regards
Michael


Best regards
Michael

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.
OK.

Best regards
Michael

Regards,
Jim
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