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authorGerald Combs <gerald@wireshark.org>2008-02-27 01:22:51 +0000
committerGerald Combs <gerald@wireshark.org>2008-02-27 01:22:51 +0000
commitb202480fd8a155fe8f344765c0f80ffe5c1ef70a (patch)
treeb1cfe1490a80cabe8acdba32b46d277c1df86cec /INSTALL
parenta2b19b3603f1cb955f9fd37d31c849fa7599997d (diff)
Expand the setuid text a bit.
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@@ -138,7 +138,13 @@ README.win32 for those instructions.
use this switch.
- Use this switch to install dumpcap as setuid.
+ Wireshark and TShark rely on dumpcap for packet capture. Setting this
+ flag installs dumpcap with setuid root permissions, which lets any user
+ on the system capture live traffic. If this is not desired, you can
+ restrict dumpcap's permissions so that only a single user or group can
+ run it.
+ Running Wireshark or TShark as root is not recommended.
If you choose to build a packet analyzer that can analyze