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  1. kismet and wg511

    Hi,

    I have a Netgear WG511 WLAN card with Prism chipset.
    The card is runnig fine. Now I'm trying to run Kismet 2004.04.R.
    But the execution of the program fails with this error message:

    Will drop privs to XXX (XXX) gid XXX
    No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
    Enabling channel hopping.
    Enabling channel splitting.
    Source 0 (prism54): Enabling monitor mode for prism54g source interface eth1 channel 6...
    Source 0 (prism54): Opening prism54g source interface eth1...
    Spawned channelc control process 29444
    Dropped privs to paul (1000) gid 1000
    Allowing clients to fetch WEP keys.
    Logging networks to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.network
    Logging networks in CSV format to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.csv
    Logging networks in XML format to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.xml
    Logging cryptographically weak packets to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.weak
    Logging cisco product information to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.cisco
    Logging gps coordinates to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.gps
    Logging data to Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.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 /usr/etc/ap_manuf
    Reading client manufacturer data and defaults from /usr/etc/client_manuf
    FATAL: Dump file error: Unable to open wtap dump file: Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.dump (Permission denied)
    Sending termination request to channel control child 29444...
    Waiting for channel control child 29444 to exit...
    WARNING: Error disabling monitor mode: Failed to set channel 0 22:Invalid argument
    WARNING: prism54 (eth1) left in an unknown state. You may need to manually
    restart or reconfigure it for normal operation.
    WARNING: Sometimes cards don't always come out of monitor mode
    cleanly. If your card is not fully working, you may need to
    restart or reconfigure it for normal operation.
    Kismet exiting.

    My kismet.conf reads:

    version=2004.03.devel.a
    servername=Kismet
    suiduser=XXX (replaced)
    source=prism54g,eth1,prism54
    channelhop=true
    channelvelocity=5
    channelsplit=true
    defaultchannels=IEEE80211b:1,6,11,2,7,3,8,4,9,5,10
    defaultchannels=IEEE80211g:1,6,11,2,7,3,8,4,9,5,10
    defaultchannels=IEEE80211a:36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64
    defaultchannels=IEEE80211ab:1,6,11,2,7,3,8,4,9,5,1 0,36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64
    tcpport=2501
    allowedhosts=127.0.0.1
    maxclients=5
    gps=true
    gpshost=localhost:2947
    gpsmodelock=false
    alert=NETSTUMBLER,5/min,2
    alert=WELLENREITER,5/min,2
    alert=LUCENTTEST,5/min,2
    alert=DEAUTHFLOOD,5/min,4
    alert=BCASTDISCON,5/min,4
    alert=CHANCHANGE,5/min,4
    alert=AIRJACKSSID,5/min,2
    alert=PROBENOJOIN,5/min,2
    alert=DISASSOCTRAFFIC,5/min,
    allowkeytransmit=true
    writeinterval=300
    sound=false
    soundplay=/usr/bin/play
    sound_new=/usr/share/kismet/wav/new_network.wav
    sound_traffic=/usr/share/kismet/wav/traffic.wav
    sound_junktraffic=/usr/share/kismet/wav/junk_traffic.wav
    sound_alert=/usr/share/kismet/wav/alert.wav
    speech=false
    festival=/usr/bin/festival
    speech_typspeech_encrypted=New network detected, s.s.i.d. %s, channel %c, network encrypted.
    speech_unencrypted=New network detected, s.s.i.d. %s, channel %c, network open.
    ap_manuf=ap_manuf
    client_manuf=client_manuf
    metric=false
    waypoints=false
    waypointdata=%h/.gpsdrive/way_kismet.txt
    alertbacklog=50
    logtypes=dump,network,csv,xml,weak,cisco,gps
    trackprobenets=true
    noiselog=false
    corruptlog=true
    beaconlog=true
    phylog=true
    mangledatalog=true
    fuzzycrypt=wtapfile,wlanng,wlanng_legacy,wlanng_av s,hostap,wlanng_wext
    dumptype=wiretap
    dumplimit=0
    logdefault=Kismet
    logtemplate=%n-%d-%i.%l
    piddir=/var/run/
    configdir=%h/.kismet/
    ssidmap=ssid_map
    groupmap=group_map
    ipmap=ip_map

    Any hints how to solve this problem?
    Thank you
    Christian




  2. Re: kismet and wg511

    Christian Christmann wrote:
    > (snip)
    > Any hints how to solve this problem?


    Running as root? I noticed a FATAL Permission denied.

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  3. Re: kismet and wg511

    On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 02:44:21 +0000, Variant wrote:

    > Christian Christmann wrote:
    >> (snip)
    >> Any hints how to solve this problem?

    >
    > Running as root? I noticed a FATAL Permission denied.


    Hi,

    yes, I do.

    Regards,
    Chris

  4. Re: kismet and wg511

    Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:24:47 +0200 tarihinde, Christian Christmann dedi ki:
    > On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 02:44:21 +0000, Variant wrote:
    >> Christian Christmann wrote:
    >>> (snip)
    >>> Any hints how to solve this problem?

    >>
    >> Running as root? I noticed a FATAL Permission denied.

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > yes, I do.


    But it drops priviledges to "paul" before getting the permission denial:

    Dropped privs to paul (1000) gid 1000
    FATAL: Dump file error: Unable to open wtap dump file:
    Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.dump (Permission denied)

    Any permission problems with the Kismet-Jul-21-2004-1.dump file (or
    more probably the directory it is (supposed to be) in) ?

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