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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:launch Kismet with simple user
Date:15:37:13 29/01/2008

> Hello,
> If i compile the program and don't use the ubuntu packaged version, i can run the program and drop the privileges to a simple user. But i need to use "sudo kismet" from the user and not just "kismet".

Read the documentation, "Suid root and security"

Kismet MUST start as root. You have to decide how you get it to that point.

Suid prov-dropping disabled means that whoever compiled the ubuntu package removed that option - not too unusual considering the package is meant for generic systems that might have untrusted users.


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