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Re: Default interface in the "front page"?
From: Graham Bloice <graham.bloice () trihedral com>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 17:15:45 +0100

On 8 April 2013 15:11, Christopher Maynard <Christopher.Maynard () gtech com>wrote:

Jim Aragon <Jim ()    > writes:

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.

If the user has not selected a default interface at Edit -> Preferences ->
Capture, I'd vote to have Wireshark select the first interface listed in
which Wireshark determines that there are actually packets available to
capture.  This can be seen with Capture -> Interfaces (Ctrl-I).  If no
interfaces show packets, then Wireshark can probably just choose the first
interface.

- Chris


As Jasper pointed out earlier in the thread, on Windows just choosing the
 first item ins't likely to be a good idea.  On my three machines to hand
(1 laptop, 2 desktops, all "dev" machines rather than normal users) the
laptop has a bluetooth adaptor listed first and one of the desktops has an
"Adaptor for generic dialup and VPN capture" whatever that is (it's an old
and very abused XP machine).

If there's more than one interface, I'd much prefer the user to have to
select one, rather than an automagic guess. I can just see the Ask
Wireshark questions; "I've got a capture file but it doesn't contain the
traffic I expected".  We'll still have the "Why can't I start a capture
questions" though.

Graham
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