> > 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.

Not on 4.x. Haven't tried -current.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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