FATAL: Dump file error: Unable to open dump file Kismet-Dec-08-2003-1.dump (Perm ission denied)
So here from the Installation Manual by Ritchie
should be necessary for you!
Kismet has become one of the standard tools necessary to perform wireless security assessments or just good old war driving. The included features challenge that of most commercial products, and are only limited to the weekly (many times daily) update the author provides.
To compile kismet, complete the following steps.
# cd or cd /root
# tar –xzf kismet-devel.tar.gz
# cd kismet-devel
# ./configure --with-ethereal=/usr/src/ethereal-0.9.14
# make dep
# make install
If you have problems installing Kismet or need help with other configuration options. http://www.kismetwireless.net/documentation.shtml.
Kismet must be configured to specify various options including the type of wireless network card you will be using.
Edit the “/usr/local/etc/kismet.conf“ file.
Red Hat -> Accessories -> Text Editor
Open -> /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf
Or use a command line editor such as pico or vi
# pico /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf
Change the following values in kismet.conf.
suiduser=<username you created>
Verify that eth1 is your wireless interface (I have a wired NIC eth0 and the Orinoco as eth1).
I prefer to specify the exact path where we will place the logs. logtemplate=%h/kismet-logs/%n-%d-%i.%l
Save the “kismet.conf” configuration file and exit.
Make the kismet-logs directory that we stated in the kismet configuration file.
# cd /home/<username you created>
# mkdir kismet-logs
Note – If you have been doing everything as root, be sure to change the permissions on the kismet-logs directory to belong to the user and not to root.
# chown your_user_name:your_user_name kismet-logs