802.11 monitor mode changes coming

Paul B. Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Mon May 25 15:29:35 UTC 2009

On 5/21/09, Sam Fourman Jr. <sfourman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The patch here:
>>> http://people.freebsd.org/~sam/monitor-20090518.patch
>>> has significant changes to monitor mode operation.  Most importantly it
>>> replaces DLT_IEEE802_11 support in net80211 by DLT_IEEE802_11_RADIO and
>>> removes the latter from the underlying device.  The upshot is that you
>>> can no longer do:
> Does anyone know if the kismet in ports will function properly with this
> patch?

Kismet fails and dies when trying SIOCSIFMEDIA ioctl, but that complete code
should be removed from kismet because on CURRENT correct and only way to set
MONITOR mode is with "wlanmode" switch via ifconfig.

Once that check is removed kismet works fine.


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