Chapter 5. Configuring the Kismet Server

Solutions in this chapter:

  • The Kismet Config File
  • Kismet.conf
  • Summary

Introduction

The Kismet server is controlled primarily from one big scary configuration file. Usually located in /usr/local/etc, the kismet.conf file is where you'll spend most of your configuration time. Anyone who's spent any time working on config files will find themselves pretty comfortable. It is an untapped resource for both the Kismet beginner and even for experts who have been using Kismet for a while. Not many people go through and check out the extent of the configuration options available to them. There's a great amount of information that can be tracked and recorded by Kismet, as well as filtering and targeting of certain ...

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