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When I click the Wireshark toolbar button labeled as "List the available capture interfaces", I see the following error message in a popup:

There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done

and I'm running Wireshark as root, so I don't think there's a privilege problem in play here. How can I get Wireshark to list my capture interfaces?

asked 07 Jun '12, 00:27

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edited 07 Jun '12, 15:57

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What does ifconfig -a print? If the only interface it reports is the loopback interface, then (except perhaps on Solaris 11) there are no interfaces on which a capture can be done - the loopback interface isn't a DLPI interface and doesn't support capturing on it. If it lists other interfaces, can you capture on them with snoop?

(07 Jun '12, 14:37) Guy Harris ♦♦
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