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Kismet Installation:

Project homepage: www.kismetwireless.net

The following installation process assumes that you are utilising the Auditing Laptop Build as described in the Auditing Laptop Build: HOWTO 

Kismet is a self contained package, however, to take advantage of the mapping features offered by gpsmap some third party packages need to be installed; STEP ONE.  If you do not intend to use Kismet for mapping and you only intend to use the tool for wireless discovery you may proceed to STEP TWO.

STEP ONE:

 

 

Installing GPSD:

 

Download the latest stable code (currently gpsd-2.32.tar.gz) from http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=2116 to /tools/wifi

 

cd /tools/wifi

 

tar zxvf gpsd-[version].tar.gz

 

cd gpsd-[version]

 

./configure

 

make

 

make install

 

gpsd  -p  /dev/ttyUSB0

 

 

Installing Imagemagick:

 

Download ImageMagick from www.imagemagick.org to /tools/wifi (tested with ImageMagick-6.2.7-0.tar.gz)


cd /tools/wifi

tar zxvf ImageMagick-[version].tar.gz

cd ImageMagick-[version]

./configure
 

make
 

make install

cp /usr/local/lib/libMagick.so.10  /lib

 

 

Installing Expat:

 

Download Expat from http://expat.sourceforge.net  to /tools/wifi (tested with Expat-2.0.0.tar.gz)

 

cd /tools/wifi

 

tar zxvf expat-[version].tar.gz

 

cd expat-[version]

 

./configure

 

make

 

make install

 

cp /usr/local/lib/libexpat.so.1  /lib

 

 

Installing GMP:

 

Download GMP from http://www.swox.com/gmp to /tools/wifi (tested with gmp-4.2.tar.gz)

 

cd /tools/wifi

 

tar zxvf gmp-[version].tar.gz

 

cd gmp-[version]

 

./configure

 

make

 

make install

 

 

STEP TWO:

cd /tools/wifi

wget http://www.kismetwireless.net/code/kismet-2006-04-R1.tar.gz  (Note: this is the April 2006 release of kismet)

tar zxvf kismet-2006-04-R1.tar.gz

cd kismet-2006-04-R1

./configure

make dep

make or make suidinstall (if using suidinstall use the account created earlier)

make install

 

 

Editing Kismet Config:

 

vi  /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf and edit the lines:

 

 

suiduser=your_username_here to suiduser=[username created in the Auditing Laptop Build: HOWTO]

 

 

source=orinoco,eth1,orinoco

 

 

Add the lines:

#source=hostap,wlan0,hostap

#source=madwifi_a,ath0,madwifi

#source=madwifi_b,ath0,madwifi

#source=madwifi_ag,ath0,madwifi

#source=madwifi_b,wifi0,madwifi

 

 

Only one of the above lines (e.g. source=orinoco,eth1,orinoco) can be unhashed at any one time.  When using a different card hash (#) the card not to be used and unhash the card to be used.

 

 

For example:

#source=orinoco,eth1,orinoco

source=hostap,wlan0,hostap

#source=atheros,ath0,atheros

#source=madwifi_g,wifi0,madwifi

 

 

In the above example the prism card, wlan0 would now be in use.

 

 

Towards the end of the kismet.conf file edit the line:

logtemplate=%n-%d-%i.%l  to  logtemplate=/tmp/%n-%d-%i.%l  (Kismet log files are now saved to /tmp)

 

Be aware that /tmp is flushed automatically at set intervals by Fedora so you may wish to move your log files to a different location if you want to keep your logs for extended periods.

 

 

Finally to view Kismet at it best it is advisable to change the background colour of the terminal window.  This is accomplished by selecting:

 

 

edit off the file menu > current profile > Colors > untick 'User colors from system theme' and select 'Built-in schemes' > 'Green on black'

 

 

Finally to make editing the kismet.conf file easier:

 

 

ln  -s  /usr/local/etc/kismet.conf  /etc/kismet.conf  (This creates a shortcut to kismet.conf in /etc/kismet.conf)

 

 

Kismet can now be run by typing kismet

 

 

If the error 'FATAL: SetIFFlags: Unknown interface eth1' is received eject and re-insert the PCMCIA card and retype the kismet command.

 

 

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