Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 365251
Can no longer add monitor mode device
Last modified: 2008-02-13 15:39:11 EST
Until recently I could do this:
echo -n moni0 > /sys/class/ieee80211/phy*/add_iface
iwconfig moni0 mode monitor
ip link set moni0 up
tcpdump -i moni0 -l -n
It doesn't work in Fedora 8 though -- what replaces it?
Those bits were removed upstream in order to reduce the sysfs user interface
commitment. It may or may not come back there.
The netlink-based tool that give this functionality is here:
We probably need to get that packaged for F9. But for now it doesn't do
much...except add and remove interfaces... :-)
In the meantime, I'll add a patch to restore the sysfs bits in F8. Please
test 188.8.131.52-63.fc8 when it is available. Does that work for you?