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Posted by:njm7176
Subject:Kismet Flags Question
Date:20:19:58 12/04/2006

> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm pulling my hair out here trying to figure out exactly what the "Flags" tab is for. Can anyone point me to a legend that explains the different Flag Descriptions? Example is FT3, or FA4, etc.
> >
> > I've searched the docs and the net and haven’t had any luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Also is there any way to sniff hidden SSID's? I have a network appliance that does a good job at guessing but if Kismet can do it I don't want to waste my time with the net-app.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Wicked
> P.S. I have already read the online help regarding the Panels Interface.

Uh, have you tried hitting the 'H' key and scrolling down a bit..

---From kismet_client---
Several types of network and client types are tracked:
Network/Group types:
P Probe request - no associated connection yet
A Access point - standard wireless network
H Ad-hoc - point-to-point wireless network
T Turbocell - Turbocell (aka Karlnet or Lucent Outdoor
Router) network
G Group - Group of wireless networks
D Data - Data only network with no control packets.

Status flags give a brief overview about information discovered on the
F Vulnerable factory configuration. Many people don't bother to
ever change the configuration on their WAP. This is bad.
T# Address range of # octets found via TCP traffic
U# Address range of # octets found via UDP traffic
A# Address range of # octets found via ARP traffic
D Address range found via observed DHCP traffic
W WEPed network decrypted with user-supplied key

WEP (W) flags show the type of encryption detected on the network.
N No encryption detected
Y Standard WEP encryption
O Other encryption methods detected. See the network details for
more information.
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And yeah, kismet seems to pick up the hidden ones just fine. They're listed (generally in blue) like <This>

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