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Adding a new remote interface, wireshark freeze for some seconds

asked 2018-05-03 15:17:29 +0000

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Hello. I am using wireshark for a while now, and, after using the old version, I wanted to upgrade to the last version.

But here comes the pain: when I try to add a remote interface, I have to wait all the check that wireshark does on the interfaces I added previously.

I don't want that! In the older version, when the remote interfaces window open, you could add the desired interface and start capturing.... now I have to wait till wireshark finish this check on the old interfaces I added.

How I revert this behaviour? Is there a way to not let wireshark check for all the remote interfaces I added before be able to add a new one?

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answered 2018-05-08 15:22:43 +0000

I found a workaround

Navigate to the roaming folder of wireshark open the file "recent_common" and look at the line

Recent remote hosts, cannot be altered through command line

the next line, if you previously added some remote interface, will show something like

recent.remote.host: and bla bla

delete completely this line, save, close the file, and on the file property set it in "read-only"

this way, wireshark won't look anymore for previously added remote interface

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