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Posted by:mennobh
Subject:"Failed to set up UI server" and Fedora Core 6
Date:18:11:21 13/11/2006


I'm using a centrino laptop, the wireless card of it Inter Pro Wireless 3945ABG, and I'm using Fedora Core 6.

So, I've installed "ieee80211" and "ipw3945" drivers with necessary files and drivers, and of course I enabled "Monitor Mode" and all other features from the Makefile then compile.
I've checked the wireless and it's working very nice, and when I use iwconfig to configure the card to get into "Monitor" mode it's ok.

Then I've installed kismet using Yum with Fedora Core and configure the sources and all that stuff from "kismet.conf", everything is fine.

But when I run kismet from my ordinary user kismet said:-

Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
Will drop privs to mennobh (1000) gid 1000
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
Source 0 (ipw3945): Enabling monitor mode for ipw3945 source interface eth1 channel 6...
Source 0 (ipw3945): Opening ipw3945 source interface eth1...
Spawned channelc control process 6110
Dropped privs to mennobh (1000) gid 1000
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
Logging networks to
Logging networks in CSV format to Kismet-Oct-22-2006-5.csv
Logging networks in XML format to Kismet-Oct-22-2006-5.xml
Logging cryptographically weak packets to Kismet-Oct-22-2006-5.weak
Logging cisco product information to
Logging gps coordinates to Kismet-Oct-22-2006-5.gps
Logging data to Kismet-Oct-22-2006-5.dump
Writing data files to disk every 300 seconds.
Mangling encrypted and fuzzy data packets.
Tracking probe responses and associating probe networks.
Reading AP manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/local/etc/ap_manuf
Reading client manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/local/etc/client_manuf
Using network-classifier based data encryption detection
Dump file format: wiretap (local code) dump
Crypt file format: airsnort (weak packet) dump
Kismet 2006.04.R1 (Kismet)
Logging data networks CSV XML weak cisco gps
GPSD unknown host 'localhost'
Listening on port 2501.
Allowing connections from
Failed to set up UI server: TcpServer bind() failed: Address already in use
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
Sending termination request to channel control child 6110...
Waiting for channel control child 6110 to exit...
WARNING: Sometimes cards don't always come out of monitor mode
cleanly. If your card is not fully working, you may need to
restart or reconfigure it for normal operation.
Kismet exiting

And sometimes it says:-


Could not connect localhost:2501


Is there a way to pass this problem, what is the problem??

Tried to compile kismet from source as well same problem.

Best Regards,

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