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authorGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2017-08-02 00:30:28 -0700
committerGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2017-08-02 07:31:18 +0000
commitc5569cfa0b985b763608231fe4b2fc976422aa33 (patch)
tree737edfeaa301a29638986610b09c801045910c15 /README.linux
parent778117c502d9e702327f592784c8d7b94212302c (diff)
Note that newer versions of various distributions won't have these problems.
Change-Id: Ib5f0d9ffe4a2a574c5cc2299271d3c5f9828dede Reviewed-on: https://code.wireshark.org/review/22914 Reviewed-by: Guy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>
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@@ -11,9 +11,11 @@ in "/var/adm/messages", or may get messages such as
from applications using libpcap.
-You must configure the kernel with the CONFIG_PACKET option for this
-protocol; the following note is from the Linux "Configure.help" file for
-the 2.0[.x] kernel:
+Most recent Linux distributions will have this configured in by default.
+If it is not configured in with the default kernel, and if it is not a
+module loaded by default, you must configure the kernel with the
+CONFIG_PACKET option for this protocol; the following note is from the
+Linux "Configure.help" file for the 2.0[.x] kernel:
Packet socket
CONFIG_PACKET
@@ -57,8 +59,10 @@ significant number of packets. (If no filter is specified, it makes no
difference whether the filtering isn't performed in the kernel or isn't
performed in user mode. :-))
-The option for this is the CONFIG_FILTER option; the "Configure.help"
-file says:
+Most recent Linux distributions will have this configured in by default.
+If it is not configured in with the default kernel, you must configure
+the kernel with the CONFIG_FILTER option; the "Configure.help" file
+says:
Socket filtering
CONFIG_FILTER