kismet - wireless sniffer and monitor - core

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name kismet
Package version 2013.03.R1b
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 4.55 KB
Download size 1.14 MB
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Kismet is an 802.11 layer-2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and
intrusion detection system. It will work with any wireless card that
supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11a/b/g/n
It can use other programs to play audio alarms for network events,
read out network summaries, or provide GPS coordinates.
This is the main package containing the core, client, and server.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kismet_2013.03.R1b-3_i386.deb 2013.03.R1b i386 Debian Main
kismet - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
libcap2 >= 2.10
libcap2-bin -
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libncurses5 >= 5.6+20070908
libnl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libnl-genl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
libpcre3 >= 8.10
libstdc++6 >= 4.6
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package kismet_2013.03.R1b-3_amd64.deb
Source Package kismet

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install kismet deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install kismet




2013-11-12 - Nick Andrik <>
kismet (2013.03.R1b-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix an incorrect path for dpkg-statoverride (Closes: #729127)
* Bump policy to 3.9.5
2013-10-14 - Nick Andrik <>
kismet (2013.03.R1b-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add categories to .desktop file (Closes: #718833)
* Add Brazilian Portuguese translation for po-debconf (Closes: #719193)
* Remove an unneeded hardening override for kismet-plugins
2013-04-25 - Nick Andrik <>
kismet (2013.03.R1b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* libnl3 support
- Remove debian/patches/support_for_libnl3, included upstream
* plugin hardening support
- Add support for PLUGINCXXFLAGS in
- Specify PLUGINCXXFLAGS in debian/rules
- Update debian/patches/fix_makefile patch to use PLUGINCXXFLAGS
- Update configure file, since we patch
* Also include restricted plugins
- Add appropriate rules in debian/rules
* Capabilities are used for suid dropping only, they cannot be used to avoid
suid altogether (Closes: #703194)
- Update debian/kismet.postinst
* Explicitly declare manpages to be installed
- Add debian/kismet.manpages
* Update debian/watch url to also include letters
2013-02-26 - Nick Andrik <>
kismet (2011.03.R2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Move configuration files back to /etc/kismet
- Specify correct sysconfdir in rules file
- Add mv_conffile commands in maintscript file
- Add pre-build-dep for dpkg-maintscript-helper in control file
* Delete old unneeded configuration files (Closes: #701515)
- Add rm_conffile command in maintscript file

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