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Old 05-14-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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CAP_NET_RAW and Ethereal Access


I run slackware and just installed ethereal. Everything works fine, but as a user I can't capture anything with ethereal. How can I give myself access using root to the network interfaces? I tried putting my user in wheel group, sice I knew that it has access to raw device, but it does not work. Any ideas?

Old 05-14-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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Have you tried it using sudo? That's how I run it on my box and it works just fine.
Old 05-14-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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Yes, but I dont want to try using sudo for everything ...


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