|author||Michiel van Wessem <email@example.com>||2010-11-24 23:03:54 +0100|
|committer||Heinz Wiesinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-11-24 23:21:04 +0100|
network/wireshark: Updated for version 1.4.2
Signed-off-by: Heinz Wiesinger <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'network/wireshark')
3 files changed, 19 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/network/wireshark/README b/network/wireshark/README
index 6725fb5a1e..f275d52cc5 100644
@@ -1,14 +1,20 @@
Wireshark (aka Ethereal) is a free packet sniffer computer application. It is
-used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications
-protocol development, and education. In June 2006 the project was
+used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications
+protocol development, and education. In June 2006 the project was
renamed from Ethereal due to trademark issues.
-The functionality Wireshark provides is very similar to tcpdump, but it has
-a graphical front-end, and many more information sorting and filtering
+The functionality Wireshark provides is very similar to tcpdump, but it has
+a graphical front-end, and many more information sorting and filtering
options. It allows the user to see all traffic being passed over the network
-(usually an Ethernet network but support is being added for others) by
+(usually an Ethernet network but support is being added for others) by
putting the network interface into promiscuous mode.
-Wireshark uses the cross-platform GTK+ widget toolkit. Its powerful features
-make it the tool of choice for network troubleshooting, protocol development,
+Wireshark uses the cross-platform GTK+ widget toolkit. Its powerful features
+make it the tool of choice for network troubleshooting, protocol development,
and education worldwide.
+If you use a filesystem that supports posix capabilities, an easy way to start
+wireshark as normal user, while still providing it with all the access
+permissions it requires, is by issuing the following command:
+ setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
diff --git a/network/wireshark/wireshark.SlackBuild b/network/wireshark/wireshark.SlackBuild
index 5ead61df89..5be90c4199 100644
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
# OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
diff --git a/network/wireshark/wireshark.info b/network/wireshark/wireshark.info
index 20d6c39e10..9e44a7ada2 100644
@@ -1,10 +1,11 @@
MAINTAINER="Michiel van Wessem"