|author||Gerald Combs <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2008-02-27 01:22:51 +0000|
|committer||Gerald Combs <email@example.com>||2008-02-27 01:22:51 +0000|
Expand the setuid text a bit.
svn path=/trunk/; revision=24485
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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