Query about monitoring unknown Internet traffic

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Sun Oct 18 07:43:14 UTC 2015

On Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:25:51 +0800
Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18/10/2015, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  
> I will try again.
> This <expletive deleted> software, or, gmail, deleted the message
> contents and sent an empty message, when I clicked the <Send> button,
> so, maybe my system has been breached.
> Or, it is just <expletive deleted> software.

Maybe it's just Gmail that is bad? You could consider using a proper
email-client with Google's servers.

> Wireshark appears to be unusable.

No, it is in fact a very nice piece of software.

> I have tried to load and run Wireshark.
> It loads.
> When I select an interface, and then select "Start", I get the error
> message below my signature.

I just tried to install wireshark on this machine. During the install
it showed me a dialog that asked me if members of the group 'wireshark'
should be able to capture packets. Say 'yes' to that dialog, add your
user to the 'wireshark' group, and log out and back in again so that
the new group is picked up. That should fix your problem.


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