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Posted by:Habakster
Subject:what are "noise" packets?
Date:05:19:50 22/08/2008

The kismet.conf includes a parameter "noiselog" with a default value of "false". The comment says:

# Do we log "noise" packets that we can't decipher? I tend to not, since
# they don't have anything interesting at all in them.

My question is: what exactly are "noise" packets? They are not just corrupt packets, because there is yet another parameter "corruptlog" that defines whether corrupt packets are logged. If corrupt packets are those that don't pass the CRC check, what are "noise" packets then?
Thank you,

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