[kismac] Re: KisMAC 0.05d

  • From: Michael Rossberg <mick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 20:38:50 +0200

On Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at 8:21 PM, Brad Knowles wrote:

> At 7:52 AM -1000 2003/07/23, Bob Cunningham wrote:
>>  I do like the way it starts up faster without asking for an
>>  administrative password.  (It only asks for that when being
>>  installed; which seems just right.)
>       If this process were done by a binary program which was written
> in a sufficiently paranoid manner, I would not mind it being
> installed setuid.
>       However, if this is being done via a script, I most *vehemently*
> object to it being installed setuid!  I don't think there is a setuid
> script alive that couldn't be subverted by someone sufficiently
> motivated.

i do not believe in security by obscurity...

>       Myself, I could not get KisMac 0.05d to load the Viha driver
> (MacOS X 10.2.6, PowerBook G4/800/DVI/1GB RAM, Apple Airport internal
> card).  I have yet to try it with the various other 802.11b cards
> that I have (Lucent, Prism, cisco, etc...).
>       The shutdown process was not clean, either.  It did reload the
> Apple Airport driver, but the WEP password had been lost.  I had to
> switch to a different "Location" that disabled the Airport card, then
> switch back to my existing wireless network location, in order for
> the password to be re-loaded and get logged back on.
>       Not pretty.  Version 0.05d is definitely not something I will be
> using.  I'll test it out with the other drivers and the other cards,
> but that's it.

do you have some logs for me?

>       I have also recently obtained a Linksys WPC54G 802.11b/g card --
> are there any plans to support these any time soon?
>       If necessary, I'd be willing to buy a Linksys WPC54G card (only
> about 100 Euro) and ship it to Mick, if that would help get driver
> support added sooner rather than later.

i would love to support such cards. but the problem is, that we cannot 
get a hold of their documentation. they are equal to those airport 
extreme cards. and exactly this is the problem. so i cannot do anything 
to support them currently :o/


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