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HOWTO: kismet
Description: Wireless network sniffer
Click here for ChangeLog
NOTE: I use GNU tar >= 1.13.25 so it's -j for .tar.bz2 files,
it's safe to assume that make, gcc, binutils, fileutils/coreutils, gawk, sed, and grep are prerequisites for almost everything


# kismet 3.0.1
# ============
# Prerequisites:
# Kernel configuration:
#   Netlink
#   Wireless extensions
#   ACPI
# ncurses
# glib
# ethereal
# expat
# wget
# imagemagick
# zlib
# gpsdrive (optional)
# libpcap (kismet includes it's own copy)

cd
test -f installed/kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz && mv installed/kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz .
test ! -f kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz &&
 wget http://www.kismetwireless.net/code/kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz

# Verify tarball w/ gpg:
( gpg --list-keys 738BBDB1 > /dev/null 2>&1 || gpg --recv-keys 738BBDB1 ) &&
 wget -nc http://www.kismetwireless.net/code/kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz.asc &&
 gpg --verify kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz.asc && rm kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz.asc

cd /usr/local/src
find -type d -maxdepth 1 -name "kismet-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tar xzvf ~/kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz
cd kismet-3.0.1
chown -R root.root .
./configure --with-ethereal=/usr/local/src/ethereal-0.9.14
make dep
make
make install
cd
mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/kismet-*.tar.*
mv kismet-3.0.1.tar.gz installed/

# Edit /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf

# Edit /usr/local/etc/kismet_ui.conf

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Last updated: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 22:04:50 -0400
Jason Englander <jason at englanders dot us>