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Posted by:garf
Subject:Kismet on Mac OS 10.5
Date:13:45:19 25/08/2008

Hi there,

I got a problem with running kismet on my ibook.
I compiled the sources and installed kismet.

When I run it, I get this output:

Launching kismet_server: /usr/local/bin/kismet_server
Will drop privs to user1 (501) gid 501
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Non-RFMon VAPs will be destroyed on multi-vap interfaces (ie, madwifi-ng)
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
NOTICE: Disabling channel hopping, no enabled sources are able to change channel.
INFO: en1 looks like a Broadcom card running under Darwin.
Source 0 (airport_extreme): Enabling monitor mode for darwin source interface en1 channel 6...
2008-08-25 22:16:00.346 kismet_server[17322:10b] †J|
INFO: en1 looks like a Broadcom card running under Darwin and already has monitor mode enabled in the kernel.
Source 0 (airport_extreme): Opening darwin source interface en1...
Spawned channel control process 17323
Gathering packets...
Launched client, pid 17324
Launching kismet_client: /usr/local/bin/kismet_client
NOTICE: Group file did not exist, it will be created.
Looking for startup info from localhost:2501...... found.
Connected to Kismet server 2008.05.R1 on localhost:2501
Reading AP manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/local/etc/ap_manuf
Reading client manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/local/etc/client_manuf
Error opening terminal: network.
Dropped privs to user1 (501) gid 501
Will attempt to put networkmanager to sleep...
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
Logging networks to
Logging networks in CSV format to Kismet-Aug-25-2008-6.csv
Logging networks in XML format to Kismet-Aug-25-2008-6.xml
Logging cryptographically weak packets to Kismet-Aug-25-2008-6.weak
Logging cisco product information to
Logging gps coordinates to Kismet-Aug-25-2008-6.gps
Logging data to Kismet-Aug-25-2008-6.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
Putting networkmanager to sleep...
Dump file format: wiretap (local code) dump
Crypt file format: airsnort (weak packet) dump
Kismet 2008.05.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...
Didn't see any weak encryption packets, unlinking weak file
Sending termination request to channel control child 17323...
Waiting for channel control child 17323 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.
Trying to wake networkmanager back up...
Kismet exiting.

Any hints?
What about the "Error opening terminal: network." lines?

Thanks in advance!

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