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Last active Aug 29, 2015

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Run wireshark without having to be root
#!/bin/bash
if [ "$1" != "" ]; then
USERNAME=$1
else
echo "ERROR: no username supplied"
echo "Using current user"
USERNAME=`whoami`
fi
### Ubuntu:
# apt-get install libcap2-bin
sudo groupadd wireshark
sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USERNAME
echo "Setting perms on dumpcap, change /usr/bin to /usr/sbin if needed"
sudo chgrp wireshark /usr/bin/dumpcap
sudo chmod 754 /usr/bin/dumpcap
sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
echo "Checking if cap has been set:"
sudo getcap /usr/bin/dumpcap
echo "Ensuring user has been added to wireshark group"
sudo -u $USERNAME newgrp wireshark
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