Commit ba8ea63a authored by Guy Harris's avatar Guy Harris

Note that newer versions of various distributions won't have these problems.

Change-Id: Ib5f0d9ffe4a2a574c5cc2299271d3c5f9828dede
Reviewed-on: https://code.wireshark.org/review/22914Reviewed-by: 's avatarGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>
(cherry picked from commit c5569cfa)
Reviewed-on: https://code.wireshark.org/review/22915
parent ca795cad
......@@ -11,9 +11,11 @@ in "/var/adm/messages", or may get messages such as
from applications using libpcap.
You must configure the kernel with the CONFIG_PACKET option for this
protocol; the following note is from the Linux "Configure.help" file for
the 2.0[.x] kernel:
Most recent Linux distributions will have this configured in by default.
If it is not configured in with the default kernel, and if it is not a
module loaded by default, you must configure the kernel with the
CONFIG_PACKET option for this protocol; the following note is from the
Linux "Configure.help" file for the 2.0[.x] kernel:
Packet socket
CONFIG_PACKET
......@@ -57,8 +59,10 @@ significant number of packets. (If no filter is specified, it makes no
difference whether the filtering isn't performed in the kernel or isn't
performed in user mode. :-))
The option for this is the CONFIG_FILTER option; the "Configure.help"
file says:
Most recent Linux distributions will have this configured in by default.
If it is not configured in with the default kernel, you must configure
the kernel with the CONFIG_FILTER option; the "Configure.help" file
says:
Socket filtering
CONFIG_FILTER
......
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