Query about monitoring unknown Internet traffic

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Mon Oct 19 09:29:02 UTC 2015

On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:11:49 +1100
Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:

> On Mon, 2015-10-19 at 12:45 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> > > I tried to run gksudo wireshark, but nothing happened, so, after a
> > > couple of minutes, I did <CTRL><C> .  
> Nothing? Assuming of course that your graphical interface is X and is
> running and you are logged in, I would expect the following things to
> happen. Perhaps you could indicate at which step "nothing happened":
> 1: start a terminal (on your X server, not a console!)
> 2: a terminal window appears in X
> 3: a non-root prompt appears in the terminal
> 4: type "gksudo wireshark" at prompt, press enter
> 5: Some GTK output *may* appear in the terminal window
> 6: a small gksudo password dialogue will appear
> 7: enter your password, press enter
> 8: some GTK output *may* appear in the terminal window
> 9: gksudo window vanishes, wireshark starts
> 10: lua error message appears, click OK
> 11: lua dialogue disappears

11b: If you haven't run wireshark before and dismissed this message, a
warning appears that you are running as root. It can be ignored and


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