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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Permissions on OS X?
Date:14:38:19 22/07/2009

> I've installed Kismet 2009-06-R1 as "suidinstall" on my MBP running OS X 10.5.7.
>
> When I run it, the server gives this error:
> |*** KISMET HAS ENCOUNTERED A FATAL ERROR AND CANNOT CONTINUE. *** ││
> │Shutting down log files... ││
> │FATAL: Failed to open pcap dump file '/Users/walts/Documents/Kismet/Kismet-20││
> │ 722-07-00-49-1.pcapdump': No such file or directory ││
>
> The folder named does exist, and I have tried starting Kismet with an Admin account, setting the folder to "read/write" for all users, even took the logprefix out of kismet.conf to force the log files to my home directory, but nothing seems to work.
>
> Will someone help, please?

your /etc/passwd doesn't reflect a valid home directory for the user, or Documents/Kismet/ does not exist.

File paths are case sensitive.

-m


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