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Allow non-root users to capture network packets with Wireshark on Ubuntu

It’s very easy to do, all you need is just add your user to the wireshark group, e.g. sudo adduser hobba wireshark so this makes user hobba able to capture packets without requiring sudo privileges. Enjoy! Tested on LinuxMint 18.1 … Continue reading

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How to allow non-root user to capture packets with Wireshark on Ubuntu 16.04

Only two steps you need to do: “sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common” (choose yes to allow Dumpcap to make the wireshark group members able to capture packets) “sudo adduser USERNAME¬†wireshark” to add your user to the wireshark group Then you just need … Continue reading

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