Re: [SLE] problem with ethereal
From: Jeff Bankston (suse_at_mail.bciassociates.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:43:36 -0400
Thanks, James. I thought of that as well, but also that as the only user of
the laptop, I should be able to configure this. Still migrating away from
Windows apps, I'll try to find a way to make it runnable under my login.
James Knott wrote:
> Jeff Bankston wrote:
>> While logged in as root on my laptop, Suse v9.0, ethereal works just
>> fine. I made sure that my normal login has permissions via Yast to all
>> groups, then logged in as me. But, ethereal (under normal login) doesn't
>> show any adapters ready to me used. I even made sure that my normal login
>> is a member of root, but no joy.
> Perhaps it's meant to keep casual users from monitoring networks, when
> they're not supposed to. Imagine what might happen in a corporate
> environment, if someone started snooping for passwords or other critical
> data. Other tools, such as nmap, also restrict usage in that manner.
> I usually start ethereal from the K menu, but I have it configured to
> run as root, so I still have to enter the password when I start it. At
> least it's not as bad as the Windows version, where it has to be started
> in the admin account, before running it in a user account.
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