Query about monitoring unknown Internet traffic

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Oct 18 07:51:58 UTC 2015


On Sun, 2015-10-18 at 15:25 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> Wireshark appears to be unusable.

You have to run it as root. I'm surprised you saw an interface list at
all - I don't, if I don't start it as root.

It's simplest to start it using gksudo from a terminal:

   gksudo wireshark

You may see a message that lua has been disabled; this is normal.

Rest assured that even if you personally are having difficulties with
wireshark, it is not wireshark that is at fault.

I'm in Oz (AEST) - call me on 02-63957435 if you need a hand.

Regards, K.

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