New release: 2020-04-R2

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Kismet 2020-04-R2 is available! (2020-04-R1 was tagged for release but replaced to fix a Python bug)

This release has quite a few bugfixes plus some new features!

New features:

  • Tabbed interface on the main UI panel
  • New SSID view (to be expanded in future releases)
  • ADSB view moved to a main tab
  • Improved and expanded ADSB view with altitude coloring, plane view table, and some other fixes
  • NOCLIENTMFP alert, for clients which do not support modern security standards
  • More efficient web UI with automatic pausing when not in the foreground
  • Example udev rules for serial capture sources
  • Basic kismetdb to GPX export tool
  • kismetdb_clean tool (runs SQL vacuum, but doesn’t require sqlite command line)
  • Low-level pcap packet filtering on Linux wifi sources (filter_interface=…)
  • New multi-key device lookup API
  • Release and nightly packages for Kismet now include Ubuntu 20.04 Focal.

With bugfixes and enhancements including:

  • Default to all phys in NXP capture
  • Fix DEAUTHFLOOD alert
  • Fix GPS speed handling in kph
  • Fix DEVICELOST alerts for devices leaving sensor range
  • Fix all_devices.ekjson not sending fully elk-formatted json
  • Handle null objects in an ekjson vector
  • Use device common name in alerts
  • Add warning about using external map sources before connecting in ADSB view
  • Fix association request parsing
  • Fix GPS location on alerts
  • Fixes for HTTP Proxytest demo plugin
  • Fixes for Python 3.7 and 3.8 in python-kismetexternal (and rtl433, adsb, amr)
  • Fix web GPS API
  • Fix historical packet fetch API
  • Initial support for nested SQL queries in API wrapper, to be used in the future
  • Changes to how device errors are reported
  • Return an error instead of a 404 on a HTTP GET for a HTTP POST-only endpoint
  • Assorted other typos and small fixes


You can get the 2020-04-R2 release from the Kismet downloads page, where you can get both the source and packages for several distributions.


If you’re looking to package Kismet, have a look at the packaging guidelines.