Wireshark Group

Stephen Rasku macports at srasku.net
Sun Jun 18 19:44:31 UTC 2017

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 11:27 AM, Rainer Müller <raimue at macports.org> wrote:

> In order to capture packets, wireshark needs read/write access to the
> /dev/bpf* device files. You can transfer ownership to a group you are in
> and grant that group permission.
>   sudo chgrp staff /dev/bpf*
>   sudo chmod g+rw /dev/bpf*


Does it need write access?  I added a wireshark group and added myself
to it.  I changed the group on those devices and added group read
permissions.  I did not give it group write permission because I don't
think it needs to write to those devices.  It seems to work.


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