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Posted by:fvmoreno
Subject:FATAL: Did not get startup info from localhost:2501 within 20 seconds
Date:03:18:01 25/02/2008

Hello, I'm trying to run kismet after installation. But when i run kismet. This is what i get (below) and i have no idea what's going on. I'm completely new to this. Any suggestions on how can i fix the problem????

[fvmoreno@localhost ~]$ kismet
Launching kismet_server: /usr/local/bin/kismet_server
Will drop privs to fvmoreno (500) gid 500
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
Source 0 (wireless): Enabling monitor mode for ipw2200 source interface eth1 channel 6...
Source 0 (wireless): Opening ipw2200 source interface eth1...
Spawned channel control process 3120
Dropped privs to fvmoreno (500) gid 500
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
Logging networks to
Logging networks in CSV format to Kismet-Feb-25-2008-1.csv
Logging networks in XML format to Kismet-Feb-25-2008-1.xml
Logging cryptographically weak packets to Kismet-Feb-25-2008-1.weak
Logging cisco product information to
Logging gps coordinates to Kismet-Feb-25-2008-1.gps
Logging data to Kismet-Feb-25-2008-1.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
Not tracking duplicate IVs
Dump file format: wiretap (local code) dump
Crypt file format: airsnort (weak packet) dump
Kismet 2007.10.R1 (Kismet)
Logging data networks CSV XML weak cisco gps
GPSD cannot connect: Connection refused
Listening on port 2501.
Allowing connections from
Registering builtin client/server protocols...
Registering requested alerts...
Registering builtin timer events...
Gathering packets...
Launching kismet_client: /usr/local/bin/kismet_client
Launched client, pid 3121
Looking for startup info from localhost:2501........................ failed.
FATAL: Did not get startup info from localhost:2501 within 20 seconds.
Didn't see any weak encryption packets, unlinking weak file
Sending termination request to channel control child 3120...
Waiting for channel control child 3120 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.

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