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Does Wireshark have to be run in kernel mode (system mode) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

asked 2019-07-17 18:30:54 +0000

I am new to using Wireshark on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and was wondering if it has to be run in kernel mode or can it be run in user mode.

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answered 2019-07-17 19:50:15 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

There is nothing in Wireshark that can run in kernel mode! It's 100% user-mode code.

If you mean "can it be run without root privileges on Linux?", that depends on whether the dumpcap component is installed with elevated privileges. That can be done on Debian and on Debian derivatives such as Ubuntu; I don't know what installation options for that are available on RHEL.

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