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Posted by:Smigielski
Subject:ENABLE PACKET - how to start capturing?
Date:19:26:10 10/11/2011

> packet is an old protocol. It will make a reappearance at some point but I'm not sure when, or in what form. It's not very compatible with the phy-neutral plans.
> if you need access to the live packet stream, your best bet is to either tie into the livetap functionality, or work on a plugin for the server. Under large packet load situations, the client/server stuff simply isn't going to be able to handle stringifying that many packets and shoving them over that link.
> Depending what you want to do it may be possible to get at the data another way; if you want to look directly at packets though, you generally want to be on the server side, so that means a server plugin there.

I'm afraid we should stick to server side with our code. We need to get signal strength for each packet received from wireless device on kismet server. As we have more than one kismet server we need filter and decode packet on server side just before sending them to the client.

Do you hear about plugin which does this functionality or similar? If we still need to write this plugin could you suggest reasonable starting point for it? We have strong java experience (over 10 years) but unfortunately just basic knowledge with c++.

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