cat /proc/net/wireless does not show statistics for wireless devices unless it is run as root, even though the permissions on the file are 444. The same seems to apply when accessing statistics via
iwlib. Is there a way to
cat this file and see the values without requiring the command be run as root?
I came across this issue yesterday and found two methods:
Add a rule allowing the command access without a password.
Some downsides include auth log pollution, especially if checking signal every few seconds, as well as the need to add
Give the binary
More info at