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The kismet cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the kismet cookbook is no longer recommended.


kismet (16) Versions 0.4.13

Installs and configures the kismet wardriving app

cookbook 'kismet', '~> 0.4.13', :supermarket
cookbook 'kismet', '~> 0.4.13'
knife supermarket install kismet
knife supermarket download kismet
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kismet Cookbook

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This cookbook configures the kismet wardriving application on Ubuntu. Perfect for setting up a wardriving rig using Chef Solo.


This cookbook is maintained by the Sous Chefs. The Sous Chefs are a community of Chef cookbook maintainers working together to maintain important cookbooks. If you’d like to know more please visit or come chat with us on the Chef Community Slack in #sous-chefs.



  • Centos 6 and 7
  • Debian 8 and 9
  • Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04
  • Amazon 1 and 2


  • Chef 12.9+


  • none


The attributes in this cookbook are used to drive the configuration dynamically. The following are used for the gpsd service.

  • enable_gpsd - Install and use gpsd. Defaults to true
  • start_daemon - Start the daemon. Defaults to true
  • gpsd_options - Options to pass to the daemon. Defaults to an empty string
  • devices - Path to device. This is only needed for serial devices. Defaults to an
  • empty string
  • usbauto - Auto discover USB devices. Defaults to true

The remaining attributes in the attributes/default.rb are directly from the kismet.conf file and are namespaced under node['kismet']['config']. Each attribute key corresponds to a configuratino option in the kismet.conf file.

Values can be an Integer, String or an Array. Integer and String values will be rendered like this:


Array values will get an entry for each element in the array. For example, a value of ['value', 'sale', 'option'] will be rendered like this:


The Ruby literals "false" and "true" are not used for values of Kismet configuration options. They are string values instead.

In practical terms, these attributes:

default['kismet']['config']['version'] = "2009-newcore"
default['kismet']['config']['hidedata']     = "true"
default['kismet']['config']['enablespeech'] = "false"
default['kismet']['config']['alertbacklog']     = 50
default['kismet']['config']['ouifile'] = [

Will be rendered in /etc/kismet/kismet.conf:



Modify attributes for the configuration as required in a role. Add recipe[kismet] to your node's run list.


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CHANGELOG for kismet

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the kismet cookbook.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog,
and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

0.4.13 - 2023-10-03

0.4.12 - 2023-09-29

0.4.11 - 2023-07-10

0.4.10 - 2023-05-16

0.4.9 - 2023-05-03

0.4.8 - 2023-04-01

0.4.7 - 2023-03-02

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

0.4.6 - 2023-02-14

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

0.4.5 - 2023-02-14

  • Remove delivery folder

0.4.4 - 2021-08-31

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

0.4.3 - 2021-06-01

  • migrate to actions

0.4.2 - 2019-08-20

  • The apt repo setup to work on newer Ubuntu/Debian releases
  • The cookbook to be maintained by Sous Chefs


  • long_description metadata, which is unused by Chef Infra Client

0.4.1 - 2018-03-26


  • A bad config template

0.4.0 - 2017-09-17

  • source_url, issue_url, and chef_version metadata
  • A missing line ending in the config template that prevented things from loading
  • A Delivery local config for testing
  • Integration testing in Travis with kitchen dokken
  • A local test kitchen config

  • Require Chef 12.9 or later and remove the need for the apt cookbook dependency

  • The repo setup code to use the precise repo since that's the last published distro in the repo

  • The license string in the metdata to be a SPDX compliant string

  • The specs for modern ChefSpec and fix them to actually run the converge test

  • Switch from rubocop to cookstyle for linting

  • Renamed CONTRIBUTING to so Supermarket will see it

  • Support for Debian 7 where packages are no longer available

  • All test deps from the Gemfile since users should test with ChefDK

0.3.0 - 2015-09-15

  • .rubocop.yml file
  • .travis.yml for testing
  • Berksfile
  • Contributing doc
  • gemfile for development / testing dependencies
  • badges to the readme
  • default['kismet']['config']['logdefault']
  • debian as a supported platform
  • source_url and issues_url in the metadata file
  • basic converge chefspec
  • chefignore file to limit what files are uploaded to the server

  • Better document Chef / Platform deps in the readme

  • Use standard chef .gitignore file


  • Dynamic (and much improved) configuration generation. Allow values in the kismet.conf file are now tuneable
  • Use the repository signature file for the apt repository


  • Initial release of kismet

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