It’s often nessesary to run wireshark with user rights.
Install wireshark, for Fedora&RH Based distributions:
yum install wireshark-gnome
Create a new user group
Adding the users to the new group: edit /etc/group or use gpasswd
Permissions of dumpcap
change the permissions and owner of dumpcap
chown root:wireshark `which dumpcap` chmod 6550 `which dumpcap`
Change the startup procedure
In RH Based distros consolehelper is used as wrapper to prompt for root password for applications, which need root permissions.
ls -l /usr/bin/wireshark
We don’t need it anymore, so we change this symlink.
unlink /usr/bin/wireshark ln -s /usr/sbin/wireshark /usr/bin/wireshark
From now we start the right wireshark application