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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:perl kismet alert 'buffer'
Date:14:16:04 18/04/2006

> i'm using the kismet::client module for importing data to a database.
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> I've set to run kismet every few seconds, and noticed that i get the same alerts every time. I'm guessing there's some kind of buffer that gets read out every time. The annoying part is that the sec and usec values change with every readout and are not set to the time when the alert was spawned, so it's hard to see the difference between new alerts and alerts that are repeated.
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> is there a 'safe' readout time or some other means of not getting repeated alerts?

If you maintain a connection you will only get sent an alert once.

If you keep disconnecting and reconnecting it will have to keep sending you the backlog of alerts.

If they have different timestamps, they're different alerts.

-m


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