Kismet Wireless

Kismet Forums


Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Failed to open file descriptor passing socket during root IPC synchronization
Date:23:19:34 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:
> I'm running FreeBSD 8.1 and installed Kismet 2011-03-R2 (from 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?

It's probably something freebsd does differently in socket-passing over IPC. What, precisely, I don't know.

Since the only socket passed requires tuntap support anyhow (and to really work right, requires tuntap with the ability to set the arphrd/dlt which I don't think the bsd one can do) you're probably fine ignoring it.

Reply to this message