New release: 2020-09-R2

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Kismet 2020-09-R2!

Kismet 2020-09-R1 is live. This is a relatively small release with a handful of bug fixes and optimizations on top of the significant improvements in 2020-09-R1.

  • Save more RAM!

    Shave 7 bytes off every representation of a MAC address in Kismet (BSSID, device mac, manufacturer lookups, client associations, etc). Not as significant as some previous memory savings but not bad!

  • Fix a very silly error in kismetdb_dump_devices

    The kismetdb_dump_devices tool was broken and printed out the JSON twice, generating an invalid JSON file.

  • Tweak how IE221 manufacturers are derived

    Look for some specific AP manufacturers in the IE221 tags, and then fall back to using generic 221 manufacturers.

  • Fix packet RRD in main device table

    Fix the packet RRD in the main device table not scrolling properly

  • Squash a number of warnings

    Generally clean up compiling and squash a number of warnings during compiling

  • Fix a bug classifying some devices as APs

    Some devices doing an inter-ds communication (like a chromecast and a phone) got flagged as APs when they’re not really.


You can get the 2020-09-R2 release from the Kismet downloads page, where you can get both the source and packages for several distributions.


If you’re looking to package Kismet, have a look at the packaging guidelines.


And as always, a tremendous thank you to all the supporters on Github Sponsors and Patreon