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Old 01-25-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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Location: Greenville, NC
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Kismet problems

Can anyone figure out why I keep getting these errors. Kismet installed with no errors. I run "kismet_monitor wlan0 prism2" as root. I run kismet as a non-root user in their home dir. The following output is what i get.

kismet_monitor wlan0 prism2
Enabling monitor mode for a pcap prism2 card on wlan0 channel 6

Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to finish starting before startuing UI...
Will drop privs to xxxxxx (500)
No enable sources specified, all sources will be enabled.
Source 0 (prism2): Using pcap to capture packets from wlan0
Source 0 (prism2): Attempting to enter monitor mode.
Enabling monitor mode for a pcap prism2 card on wlan0 channel 6
wlanctl-ng: Operation not permitted
wlanctl-ng: Operation not permitted
wlanctl-ng: Operation not permitted
wlanctl-ng: Operation not permitted
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
Source prism2: Created child capture process 17458
Dropped privs to xxxxxx (500)
Enabling channel hopping.
Disabling channel splitting.
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
WARNING: Disabling GPS logging.
Logging networks to
Logging networks in CSV format to Kismet-Jan-25-2004-1.csv
Logging networks in XML format to Kismet-Jan-25-2004-1.xml
Logging cryptographically weak packets to Kismet-Jan-25-2004-1.weak
Logging cisco product information to
Logging data to Kismet-Jan-25-2004-1.dump
Writing data files to disk every 300 seconds.
Mangling encrypted and fuzzy data packets.
Reading AP manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/local/etc/ap_manuf
Reading client manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/local/etc/client_manuf
Dump file format: wiretap (local code) dump
Crypt file format: airsnort (weak packet) dump
Kismet 3.0.1 (
Logging data networks CSV XML weak cisco
Listening on port 2501.
Allowing connections from
Registering builtin client/server protocols...
Registering requested alerts...
Registering builtin timer events...
Enabling packet source 0 (prism2)...
Gathering packets...
Shutting down source 0 (prism2)...
Didn't detect any networks, unlinking network list.
Didn't detect any networks, unlinking CSV network list.
Didn't detect any networks, unlinking XML network list.
Didn't detect any Cisco Discovery Packets, unlinking cisco dump
Didn't capture any packets, unlinking dump file
Didn't see any weak encryption packets, unlinking weak file
Waiting for capture child 17458 to terminate...
Kismet exiting.
Starting UI...
FATAL: Could not connect to
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.


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