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Kismet Client/Server Protocol

Kismet is a wireless sniffer (and intrusion detection system) which is widely used to sniff Wireless LAN (e.g 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g traffic). Kismet Client/Server protocol is used by Kismet Client (GUI) and Kismet server. It is used to control server, and it's capture sources.

Annother protocol (Kismet Drone/Server Protocol) is used by Kismet Server for communication with Kismet's remote drones.


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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic


The Kismet C/S dissector is partially functional.

Preference Settings


Example capture file

Display Filter

A complete list of Kismet C/S display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter Kismet C/S protocols while capturing. However, if you know the TCP port used (see above), you can filter on that one.


Kismet_Client/Server_Protocol (last edited 2008-04-12 17:50:12 by localhost)