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Posted by:beakmyn
Date:18:33:26 03/03/2006

> I just installed the newest version of Kismet, and I have everythign all set up. When I try to run kismet, it tells me "No piddir specified in /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf. Please specify one!" Where in the kismet.conf do I add that line? Also, what do I add to that line? I have no idea what the piddir is!
> Thanks,
> Nate

You mean the line that says:

# Where do we store the pid file of the server?

From the Readme, click on Documentation (novel place for it, actually)
PROBLEM: Fatal error about being unable to open the pidfile
FIX: By default Kismet writes the pid to /var/run/. If you didn't install
Kismet as suidroot, you need to start it as root so it can write to this
directory and bind interfaces. If you're only using capture sources that
don't require root, you can change this in kismet.conf to put pidfiles
in /tmp (or any other directory). This isn't reccomended if you use
Kismet as root on a system with untrusted users.

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  • piddir - hybernate20 17:31:01 03/03/2006
    • piddir - beakmyn 18:33:26 03/03/2006
      • piddir - hybernate20 20:05:41 03/03/2006