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kismet (7) Versions 0.2.0

Installs and configures the kismet wardriving app

cookbook 'kismet', '= 0.2.0'
cookbook 'kismet', '= 0.2.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install kismet
knife supermarket download kismet
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kismet Cookbook

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


  • apt - Apt is used to configure the kismet repository


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.


  • 1. Fork the repository on Github
  • 2. Write you change
  • 3. Submit a Pull Request using Github


Test that the default recipe converges automatically with test-kitchen.

bundle install
bundle exec kitchen test

License and Authors

Copyright:: 2013, Tim Smith License:: Apache License, Version 2.0

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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