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Old 09-11-2002, 05:40 PM   #1
gandalf7
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Wink Help with Ethereal...


This should be pretty easy to answer. I just installed ethereal and I went to start capturing under eth0. Well it won't do it, and says
"the capture session could not be initiated (socket operation not premitted) Please check to make sure you have sufficient permissions, and that you have the proper interface or pipe specified."
Is there certain files I need to have permission to, or sockets? How could I set all of that up to where I do have enough permissions using my regular user name? Thanks in advance....
 
Old 09-12-2002, 02:51 PM   #2
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What user are you trying to run Ethereal as? It needs to be run as root.
 
  


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