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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Could not explode home directory path, getpwuid() failed.
Date:23:31:27 25/12/2005

> After taking a look at the one time someone got this error, it did not seem to fix my issue. Here is the complete list:
>
> Enable Channel hopping.
> Enable channel splitting.
> Source 0 (eth1): Enabling monitor mode for ipw2200 source interface eth1 channel 6...
> Source 0 (eth1): Opening ipw2200 source interface eth1...
> Spawned channelc control process 10344
> Dropped privs to jonathan (1000) gid 100
> Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys
> Error: Could not explode home directory path, getpwuid() failed.
>

Sounds like your user is invalid or the user you're running Kismet as can't access /etc/passwd. Thats a system failure for finding the attributes of the user, in this case, the home directory.

-m


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