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Posted by:bulgin
Subject:filter_tracker, dump, export confusion
Date:12:06:49 02/09/2008

> > I am confused over the differences between filter_tracker, dump, export. The kismet.conf file specifies:
> >
> > Packet filtering options:
> > # filter_tracker - Packets filtered from the tracker are not processed or
> > # recorded in any way.
> > # filter_dump - Packets filtered at the dump level are tracked, displayed,
> > # and written to the csv/xml/network/etc files, but not
> > # recorded in the packet dump
> > # filter_export - Controls what packets influence the exported CSV, network,
> > # xml, gps, etc files.
> >
>
> Tracker means it's not being put in the tracking system, meaning it networks won't be logged for them, etc.
>
> Dump means it's filtered at the pcap write level.
>
> Export means bssids won't be logged but will be tracked during runtime.
>
> -m

So if I'm to understand you then tracker will dump into logs but not dump into the files specified at the end of the kismet.conf file,

ssid_map
group_map
ip_map

dump will dump into dump file if the condition is met, and export will not track into those same files above?

Thanks.


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