On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:

> For the benefit of packet sniffers and other things that only want
> read-only access to /dev/bpf*, what do people think of adding a 'bpf'
> group for those programs?  This allows bpf devices to be read by
> programs running with an effective gid of 'bpf' instead of the current
> requirement for an effective user of root.  I've been running this way
> on many of our servers for several months now, and things like snort,
> tcpdump, etc., are quite happy with it (under stable).

There's the other small problem that you have to be root to set
promiscuous mode.

Doug White                    |  FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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