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Posted by:walts
Subject:Help needed Kismet AirPcap Windows XP
Date:00:07:44 30/06/2010

I'm trying to install Kismet on an XP SP3 box using an AirPcap adapter. The hardware works and I can capture packets with Wireshark.

I downloaded Kismet 2009-06-R1 from Cace and ran the installer. It identifies itself as Kismet 2008-05-R1.

The more significant problem is that the client won't start. Here is the terminal output:
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[Starting the Kismet server]

[Waiting for the server to start]
INFO: Reading from config file ./kismet.conf
INFO: No 'dronelisten' config line and no command line drone-listen
argument given, Kismet drone server will not be enabled.
INFO: Created alert tracker...
ERROR: Failed to open primary plugin directory (/usr/local/lib/kismet/):
No such file or directory
INFO: Kismet will attempt to hop channels at 5 channels per second unless
overridden by source-specific options
INFO: Matched source type 'airpcap' for auto-type source '\\.\airpcap00'
INFO: Using default channel list 'IEEE80211b' on source '\\.\airpcap00'
INFO: Created source \\.\airpcap00 with UUID
abef9e96-83d9-11df-a527-620722518204
INFO: Will attempt to reopen on source '\\.\airpcap00' if there are errors
INFO: Created Kismet UI TCP server on port 2501
INFO: Kismet drone framework disabled, drone will not be activated.
INFO: Inserting basic packet dissectors...
INFO: Allowing Kismet frontends to view WEP keys
INFO: Starting GPS components...
INFO: GPS support disabled in kismet.conf
ERROR: Could not open OUI file '/etc/manuf': No such file or directory
ERROR: Could not open OUI file '/usr/share/wireshark/wireshark/manuf': No
such file or directory
ERROR: Could not open OUI file '/usr/share/wireshark/manuf': No such file
or directory
ERROR: No OUI files were available, will not resolve manufacturer names
for MAC addresses
INFO: Creating network tracker...
ERROR: Kismet was not compiled with PCRE, cannot use 'ssidregex' option in
an apspoof filter
INFO: Creating channel tracker...
INFO: Registering dumpfiles...
INFO: Pcap log in PPI format
INFO: Kismet starting to gather packets
INFO: Started source '\\.\airpcap00'

[Starting the Kismet client]
Error opening terminal: cygwin.
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The Windows error message is "The kismet client couldn't start, please check your kismet.conf."

The only thing I have changed in kismet.conf is to set gps=false.

The error messages are confusing since they all seem to relate to missing Linux folders. A quick check with a Cygwin terminal session shows that the folders do not exist.

Help, please!

Walt


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