[kismac] Re: Kismac captures 1,000,000+ packets, but none are DATA or IVs ?

  • From: "Rohan Hill" <rohan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 12:42:25 -0400

I've set the driver to keep everything (and yes, I'm using the passive mode,
not active). I've also tried setting it to keep data-only, as well as
IVs-only. Neither is more successful.


I know it isn't capturing Data or IVs, because when I look at the details,
it displays the breakdown. Frequently I've captured up to 200,000 packets
(and sometimes more), and never, not once, have I captured any DATA or IVs.



From: kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Bug Dave
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 3:08 AM
To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [kismac] Re: Kismac captures 1,000,000+ packets, but none are DATA
or IVs ?


what makes you so sure there is no data? Are you sure you are dumping it?
(in prefs you have the option to dump data


On Aug 12, 2006, at 2:18 AM, Rohan Hill wrote:

I'm running the latest (158 I believe?) build of Kismac, with a Macbook. I'm
using the Airport Extreme driver in passive mode to capture packets. Here's
the puzzling part - Kismac captures tons of packets, but when I look at the
details, NONE of these packets (I've let it run up over 1 million packets in
one case) are ever IVs or DATA. I can understand not coming up with any IVs,
but I don't see why I would never ever capture any data. At first I thought
this was just a fluke of my area, but I tried it today in the downtown of a
large city with 20+ access points in range, and still no Data or IVs.


If I'm capturing from access points that are BEING USED at that moment, how
can there be no data?


What's going on here - is this normal?


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