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#1 packets not logged to file

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nobody
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2002-03-01
2001-09-11
Anonymous
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configured airsnort as per the instructions and
everything seems to work, EXCEPT the capture file does
not log any packets. It is very frustrating. I can see
all of the collection statistics (Total packets,
encrypted packets, etc.) but when I try to view the
contents of the dump file, it is always empty, even if
the onscreen statistics say I have 1248 packets.

Note: "./capture -c /root/dump" will CREATE a file
called "/root/dump" but it is always empty, no matter
how many packets I have collected.

Any ideas?

Hardware setup:
1.Winbook Si laptop
2. Linksys WPC11 pccard
Software setup:
1.Redhat Linux 7.1 (w/ kernel source installed)
2.pcmcia-cs-3.1.22.tar.gz
3.linux-wlan-ng.0.1.8pre13.tar.gz
4.wlan-monitor.patch
(all tarballs are fully extracted and configured
under "/usr/src/"

Thanks,

Discussion

  • Joe Weiss
    Joe Weiss
    2001-11-22

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    Thanks for all the details. I will be attempting to
    duplicate this problem this weekend. (Thanksgiving
    Weekend)

     
  • Logged In: NO

    I think it only logs "Interesting" packets. It doesn't
    matter how many packets/encrypted packets you capture, it's
    only the "Interesting" ones that count. If that's still 0,
    then your log file should also be 0.

     
  • snacks snax
    snacks snax
    2002-03-01

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    user_id=466372

    Try airsnort 2.0, and yes only interesting packets are logged. In 2.0 only information that will be useful in
    the crack phase will be saved. Saving this data is at the users discretion via the File/Save menu item.

     
  • snacks snax
    snacks snax
    2002-03-01

    • status: open --> closed