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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:questions about the kismet interface and firsttime/lasttime
Date:13:14:37 20/10/2010

> hi, i'm new to kismet, and i'm interfacing to kismet as described in "talking with kismet". more specifically i'm only interested in getting client information.
> i don't understand 1) when kismet sends a client record and 2) the meaning of firsttime and lasttime.
>
> i would appreciate if you can answer some of these questions:
> 1) when does kismet send a client event?
> a) everytime the client connects
> b) everytime the client interacts/performs web borowsing?
> c) other (please explain)

I don't know what you mean. Client records are sent every time the client record updates due to captured data.

>
> 2) what is the meaning of the firsttime?
> a) num seconds since i started kismet
> b) num seconds since some specific date/time. which?
> c) other

Epoc time first seen.

>
> 3) what is the meaning of lasttime? is it a) the last time the client connected b) the last time the client performed some interaction with the lan, e.g. performed internet browsing
> c) other

Epoc time of last packet seen

>
> 4) why is lasttime==0 sometimes and sometimes lasttime==firsttime? what does
> it mean in each case?

Shouldn't be zero and I don't think I've ever seen that. Only one packet leads to first and last being identical. XML had bugs fixed in svn.


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