kismete_drone over SSH tunnel
I know there are a few Kismet gurus prowling around this forum...hope one of you can help...
I've got kismet working fine in a drone -> server configuration between 2 computers unencrypted. I would like to get this running over SSH. How the heck do you get the tunnels and config set up for this?
Yes, I know, you are probably reading this and thinking "what an idiot, all you have to do is X Y Z"...well, I'm sitting here saying the same thing to myself...be that as it may, I haven't figured out the magic sauce to get it working. So I come hat in hand to the masses for assistance!
Any help is appreciated.
WORKING - kismet_drone over ssh tunnel
Thanks to Barry and Thorn for pointing me in the right direction.
For completeness, I'll add the requisite .conf file mods as well:
Setup: kismet_drone at remote location, kismet server is your box.
On remote box, modify kismet_drone.conf file:
- suiduser=<some unpriv user account>
- source=<whatever setting for your specific card
On local box, modify kismet.conf file:
On local box, set up SSH forwarding:
- ssh -L 5000:127.0.0.1:3501 <useraccount>@<ip of remote box>
Once logged in to the remote box, start the kismet_drone:
- kismet_drone &
In a shell on your local box, start the kismet server:
The feed you will be getting in the kismet_ui will be from the remote drone.
One note: you don't have channel information in your Info window and according to Mike Kershaw (kismet developer), you can't lock on to a channel via the UI. You will have to edit the kismet_drone.conf sourcechannels parameter if you want to lock on to a specific channel or channels.
Hope this is useful to some of you.