Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426945
Wireshark gives "invalid capture filter" when no filter has been input
Last modified: 2008-12-17 15:32:01 EST
After erasing my ~/.wireshark directory (to eliminate previous configuration as
a cause) and setting my preference for which interface to use, I choose from the
menu "Capture -> Start". I get a pop-up dialog box that says:
Invalid capture filter: "not ip host "!
That string isn't a valid capture filter (syntax error).
See the User's Guide for a description of the capture filter syntax.
I found a workaround at: http://imunes.net/viewvc/imunes/editor.tcl?view=log
Which is to start wireshark with:
wireshark -f " "
This is with wireshark-0.99.7-2.fc8.
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This is fixed by wireshark-1.0.3-1.fc9.i386 and the startup user interface is really spiffy once you get to wireshark-1.1.1-0.pre1.fc11.1.x86_64 (current rawhide).