Capturing X Traffic using ethreal

James Cloos cloos at
Wed Jul 14 16:25:06 PDT 2010

>>>>> "PH" == Peter Harris <pharris at> writes:

PH> Also, make sure you're running wireshark as root (so it has
PH> permission to sniff traffic).

Modern version of wireshark use a setuid helper to do the sniffing;
they now recommend against running the gui or tui apps as root.

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