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Hi, I am new to the sniffing tool.I just downloaded wireshark on my system

I am not able to see the interface list and, in capture option after giving eth0 in the interface field if i say start it says that "capture session could not be initiated(You don't have permission to capture on device) ".

I tried sudo command also. But I get the error message saying "sorry, the user cant execute". Please help me.

asked 10 Nov '14, 01:03

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edited 11 Nov '14, 02:49

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What is your OS?

Have you read the Wiki page on Capture Privileges?

(10 Nov '14, 01:39) grahamb ♦

I am using unix.

(10 Nov '14, 03:33) tej

Ya I read it. it says for unix i should start as admin. but i dont have that permission. is their any other way forward for this problem?

(10 Nov '14, 03:36) tej

If you can be more specific as to the exact version of Unix you are using, then maybe more help can be offered.

(10 Nov '14, 06:23) grahamb ♦

Thank you for response.the version of unix is :

LSB Version: core-2.0-noarch:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-noarch:core-2.0-x86_64:core-3.2-x86_64:core-4.0-x86_64:desktop-4.0-amd64:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX Description: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Release: 11 Codename: n/a

(10 Nov '14, 20:44) tej

Not entirely sure about SUSE 11, but I think you should be looking at the Capture Privileges section entitled "Other Linux based systems or other installation methods"

(11 Nov '14, 02:49) grahamb ♦

try adding your user to the root group..... maybe this helps you out

(11 Nov '14, 02:59) developer11

I found the answer.Actually, i can't login as a root user in the hub I work. so its impossible for me to use wireshark . but i can do it on virtual box. Anyways, thank you :)

(11 Nov '14, 03:02) tej
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