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Posted by:biat
Subject:Unable to start the kismet_client
Date:18:55:37 27/05/2013

Hello I am a new user to kismet

I am currently installing my kismet drone using DDWRT v24 firmware
I can start my Drone and server just fine separately. But when I try to start kismet_client or kismet it kept giving me the localhost:2501 problem.

Does this have something to do with the tcp port settings at kismet_drone.conf which is 3501 and kismet.conf at the server tcpport which is 2501, or there is something wrong with my kismet_ui.conf?

Below is the sample of my error

sudo kismet

Launching kismet_server: //usr/bin/kismet_server
Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Non-RFMon VAPs will be destroyed on multi-vap interfaces (ie, madwifi-ng)
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
NOTICE: Disabling channel hopping, no enabled sources are able to change channel.
Source 0 (wrt54g): Opening kismet_drone source interface
Will attempt to put networkmanager to sleep...
Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
WARNING: Disabling GPS logging.
Logging networks to /var/log/kismet/
Logging networks in CSV format to /var/log/kismet/Kismet-May-29-2013-24.csv
Logging networks in XML format to /var/log/kismet/Kismet-May-29-2013-24.xml
Logging cryptographically weak packets to /var/log/kismet/Kismet-May-29-2013-24.weak
Logging cisco product information to /var/log/kismet/
Logging data to /var/log/kismet/Kismet-May-29-2013-24.dump
Writing data files to disk every 300 seconds.
Mangling encrypted and fuzzy data packets.
Tracking probe responses and associating probe networks.
Reading AP manufacturer data and defaults from //etc/kismet/ap_manuf
Reading client manufacturer data and defaults from //etc/kismet/client_manuf
Using network-classifier based data encryption detection
Not tracking duplicate IVs
Putting networkmanager to sleep...
Dump file format: wiretap (local code) dump
Crypt file format: airsnort (weak packet) dump
Kismet 2008.05.R1 (Kismet)
Logging data networks CSV XML weak cisco
Listening on port 2501.
Allowing connections from
Registering builtin client/server protocols...
Registering requested alerts...
Registering builtin timer events...
Gathering packets...
Launched client, pid 3842
Launching kismet_client: //usr/bin/kismet_client
Looking for startup info from localhost:2501........................ failed.
FATAL: Did not get startup info from localhost:2501 within 20 seconds.
Didn't see any weak encryption packets, unlinking weak file
Trying to wake networkmanager back up...
Kismet exiting.

using Kismet_client

FATAL: Could not connect to localhost:2501.

Any future help will be highly appreciated.

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