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hello all. greetings again, from the pakistani border. Balazs and I came in on the blackwater airborne mail cart this morning and found Moises loitering on the marine base out here, no doubt trying to outrun his various paternity litigations. I’ve already worked my way through two of my favorite veggie pasta MREs, now waiting for the chow hall to open. the library of reading material here in the “media tent” is the King James Bible in camoflauge paperback, a Tom Clancy study on air supremacy, and a magazine called “Civil War Times”. We all tried talking about our feelings to pass the time, but that turned out to be a short conversation. word is there’s a wireless network on the base. anyone recommend a “macstumbler” program for PC?


by teru kuwayama at 2004-10-18 05:09:59 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

King James is(was?) cool. Khost Pakistan also cool. But what is a macstumbler program? And you should leave you veggie ways, because the pork chop rocks (with jamaican jerk sauce). my best to moises and balazs.

by [former member] | 18 Oct 2004 05:10 | | Report spam→
macstumbler is wireless network locator…it basically tells you what wifi networks are in your area, and gives you signal strength, sometimes access codes…

will say hi to the boys, we’re all waiting for dark, then off for a stumble with the marines.

by teru kuwayama | 18 Oct 2004 06:10 | | Report spam→
mmmmmm…..MREs. Gotta love em….

This is a link to the pc equivalent of macstumbler: http://www.netstumbler.com/

I’ve never used it, but it looks like the way to go.


by [former member] | 18 Oct 2004 09:10 | | Report spam→
What Max said. Actually, MacStumbler imitates NetStumbler, not the other way around. FYI.

Also, if you’re really interested in finding wireless networks you’ll want to check out the hardcore sniffer Kismet:

This will detect “hidden” networks, etc. Enjoy…

by Shinji Kuwayama | 18 Oct 2004 16:10 (ed. Oct 18 2004) | | Report spam→
parson my techno ingorance…why won’t my airport radar on my mac not sniff out networks? why would i need a different sniffer? it seems that if the signal is not strong enough for my airport to see it, then it won’t be strong enough to use?

by [former member] | 19 Oct 2004 01:10 | | Report spam→
Disclaimer: What we’re discussing here are tools which can legitimately be used to obtain authorized access to a network, either for general use or testing purposes. These should not be construed as instructions on how to hack into networks to which you have not explicitly been granted access. If you understand and agree, cough twice.

Short explanation:
These tools do basically the same thing as your built-in Mac “radar”, just with more features. For example, if you have integrated GPS, you can have MacStumbler (or Kismet) keep a diary of all the networks you have seen, and where they are. I don’t have GPS, but someday this will be very useful to me. There are more conveniences like that; I’d recommend downloading one or both of these and just watching to see how it works.

This is a much more powerful tool. This can show you a list of “hidden” networks (i.e., ones that won’t show up on your built-in radar), and also supports fancy-pants stuff like passive listening and hash decryption. (These are tools that hackers might use to enter unauthorized networks, but have legitimate uses for network administrators and security professionals.)

Oh, one more thing — those fancy Kismet features don’t currently work on Airport Extreme cards, which you might have if if you have a new-ish Powerbook. It’s a bummer.

by Shinji Kuwayama | 19 Oct 2004 08:10 | | Report spam→

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