Oct 26 2012

Wireshark: Allow unprivileged user to sniff traffic on Ubuntu.

Network Engineers simply need to sniff packets over Networks. Sniffing is not an option or a Lamer activity, sniffing is the base of Network Troubleshooting.

Using Wireshark, one of the best Network Sniffers (and more) could be tricky, if the software is launched from an unprivileged User Account since access to network interfaces won’t be possible (no device will be listed as available to start packets capture).

On the other side, it is strongly recommended to not run Wireshark as root for security reasons.
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Oct 4 2012

UNetbootin: simple way to create bootable Live USB drives.

UNetbootin allows to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.
It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

UNetbootin can download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box directly, or a specific distribution that isn’t on the list or has been already downloaded.

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