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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:(Yet another) Kismet on Windows Q.
Date:15:46:22 10/10/2007

> I've seen other posts with errors like "I set the piddir to '/tmp/' and it now says '/tmp/kismet_server.pid, couldn't open for writing ...'", which was usually a permissions problem. (I'm using NTFS, but I have admin rights so it probably not permissions.) In my case, setting "piddir=/tmp/" does nothing at all; the error still says "/kismet_server.pid", implying an attempted write at the root directory (which should still work ...).
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> Setting it to a nonsensical value (say 'sdkchdhg') also does nothing at all (the error is stil "/kismet_server.pid ...", and not "sdkchdhg/kismet_server.pid ..."). The only reason I know that the config file is even being parsed is because commenting it out causes a different type of failure (the you must set piddir warning ...).
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> Is that more clear, or am I just confusing things more?

I'd say you're not editing the file you think you're editing then - if changes you make aren't reflected in the runtime, you're not editing the config file kismet is reading.

-m


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