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Posted by:asdfg
Subject:Failed to open file descriptor passing socket during root IPC synchronization
Date:15:55:21 22/04/2013

Being relatively new to FreeBSD, I finally figured out how to make it run kismet_server as a normal user from my root account, to fix the security issues that could otherwise arise. It still seems to work, but I get the following error during startup:


INFO: Not running as root - will try to launch root control binary (/usr/lo
cal/bin/kismet_capture) to control cards.
INFO: Started kismet_capture control binary successfully, pid 51708
INFO: Reading from config file /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf
ERROR: Failed to open file descriptor passing socket during root IPC synchr
onization, may cause problems in the future


I'm running FreeBSD 8.1 and installed Kismet 2011-03-R2 (from http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.3-release/Latest/). Is this some bug that has already been fixed in newer versions? If so, how can it cause problems if I choose to ignore it?


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