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Old 01-05-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question another kismet question

I am attempting to start kismet on redhat 9.0 using a cisco aironet 350 series card. If I run iwconfig i get the status of the card so i believe it is installed correctly. Below is my error message, any suggestions? Thanks

Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to finish starting before startuing UI...
Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
No enable sources specified, all sources will be enabled.
Source 0 (Kismet): Using pcap to capture packets from eth1
Source 0 (Kismet): Attempting to enter monitor mode.
Enabling monitor mode for a cisco card on eth1
/usr/local/bin/kismet_monitor: line 27: /proc/driver/aironet/eth1/Config: No such file or directory
/usr/local/bin/kismet_monitor: line 28: /proc/driver/aironet/eth1/Config: No such file or directory
/usr/local/bin/kismet_monitor: line 29: /proc/driver/aironet/eth1/Config: No such file or directory
FATAL: capture child 26030 packet buffer empty and flagged as diseased, exiting
Source Kismet: Created child capture process 26030
Enabling channel hopping.
Disabling channel splitting.
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
FATAL: Illegal IP address 'localhost' in allowed hosts list.
Starting UI...
FATAL: Could not connect to localhost:2501.
Client exited, terminating...
Done. Run kismet_unmonitor or eject and re-insert your card (or restart your
pcmcia services) to return your card to normal operation.
Old 01-05-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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What command did you type to run it?
I run kismet on my Zaurus and it works like this.

# kismet_monitor
# kismet

(after quitting kismet)

Also, check your kismet.conf to make sure your card is selected properly
Old 01-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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I use 'kismet' to start it.

If i run kismet_monitor below is what i get:

kismet_monitor - kismet helper script called by kismet directly.
kismet_monitor DEVICE TYPE

in my kismet.conf file i have 'source=cisco,eth1,ciscosource is this where the card is selected?

Old 01-19-2004, 03:54 PM   #4
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I have the EXACT same problem. I have NO idea what else it can be! Let me know if you have made any progress on this.

Old 01-25-2004, 08:46 PM   #5
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Kismet Script for Aironet 350

Try the following script you guys..

ifconfig eth0 down
kismet_monitor -i eth0
ifconfig wifi0 up
echo "Mode: r" > /proc/driver/aironet/eth0/Config
echo "Mode: y" > /proc/driver/aironet/eth0/Config
kismet -i wifi0
Old 01-25-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
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I got it to work finally by just doing a chmod 777 on the kismit directory.

hope this helps!


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