Configure Wireshark on Ubuntu

By default, wireshark can not be run as a non-root user when attempting to capture traffic on an interface.  The following steps can rectify this issue:

  1. Install Wireshark
  2. Create a wireshark group
  3. Add your username to the wireshark group
  4. Change the group ownership of the file dumpcap to wireshark
  5. Chage the mode of the file dumpcap to allow execution by the group wireshark
  6. Grant capabilities with setcap
  7. Verify the change

config_wireshark-ubuntu_user.txt


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