Missing nm-applet in Ubuntu Maverick


Alright, cause I had my nm-applet missing for some forgotten reason, I had to switch to Wicd; an alternative for managing wireless networks.  If you came here for Wicd, you can always type

sudo apt-get install wicd

After accidentally removed nm-applet from my top panel, I had to do some googling and I actually suffered not having it for few days!  Running nm-applet on terminal shows the message “nm notification something … removed … notification area”.  Google told me it might have to do with icon packages which wasn’t the case.  After days of using Wicd, I am now officially removing it thanks to the solution I found and tried.

It was a simple, Right Click Panel > Add To Panel > Notification Area.

Upgrading from Firefox 3.6.10 to Firefox 4.0.1 in Ubuntu Maverick


Alright, getting a little bit cooked up from trying to install cookie managers in Firefox 3.6.10 has now gotten me into really bad shape.  I couldn’t possibly imagine the number of possibilities Karmetasploit could do and I must get it working!  Since the cookie managers in Firefox extension kept reporting messages like “you can’t install this extension on your version” and also “we have trouble downloading from the server”, my only option was either (1.) to run a VirtualBox executing Windows Firefox since the configuration was easier or (2.) install the latest Firefox!  Let us jump straight to the point!

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Upgrading Ubuntu 10.10 Kernel to 2.6.37.6


I was trying to run airbase-ng on my laptop’s Ubuntu 10.10 but I realize that it have problems.  (1.) The created Access Point could not be accessed and (2.) the channel that the Access Point is created runs on channel 255 which is out of range.  I had to start searching for a solution.  My early findings told me that it had something to do with the network driver.  My laptop runs on bcm4311 and I found out that it may have something to do with MadWifi so I thought I need an Atheros.  This morning I had tried firing up my laptop in BackTrack 4 and ran airbase-ng.  My iPod caught the Access Point immediately.  At this point, I knew that it must be something wrong with Ubuntu so I continued searching.

I had then found out from the internet that it could be my kernel version that is causing the problem and here I am, updating my Ubuntu from the default kernel 2.6.35-22-generic to 2.6.37.6Whether or not airbase-ng is going to work now I am still not sure, will be updating this.  It works.

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Installing VMWare Player on Ubuntu 10.10


Thanks to my friend I’m now able to run a VMWare on my laptop with the link provided below. Below are the commands you have to type in terminal. Change wget‘s parameter to the latest version with bundle extension here.

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
wget http://dlm3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-Player-2.5.5-328052.i386.bundle
chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle
gksudo bash ./VMware-Player*.bundle

// Now follow the GUI
// For more information see link below.

Source: http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-install-vmware-player-in-ubuntu-9-10

Tenable Nessus


The Nessus® vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners with more than five million downloads to date. Nessus features high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Nessus scanners can be distributed throughout an entire enterprise, inside DMZs and across physically separate networks.

Source: http://www.nessus.org/products/nessus
How to Install (Ubuntu): http://linhost.info/2009/03/nessus-installation-on-ubuntu/

Run Nessus Server: /etc/init.d/nessusd start
Run Nessus Client: 127.0.0.1:8834 in browser
Stored Folder: /opt/nessus/

For each file in directory in Ubuntu terminal


Open the terminal and type

for f in *; do echo "$f"; done

* indicates all files in current directory to list all files in your home directory change command as follows:

for f in $HOME/*; do echo "$f"; done

To list all files in /etc/ directory, modify command as follows:

for f in /etc/*; do echo "$f"; done

Source: http://nixcraft.com/shell-scripting/15731-linux-bash-loop-display-all-file-name-echo-command.html

Installing The Metasploit Project


Basically my current module in university requires me to get in touch with Metasploit so here is one of the links that helped me installing them on my Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.  Read more to learn on how to install and update Metasploit and a quick sample of how to use it.

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Installing VMware Server in Ubuntu 10.10


Today was rather tiring and took quite alot of my brain consumption.  I tried installing VMware in my laptop which is running Ubuntu 10.10 trying to replace VirtualBox which I have been using all the while.  Unlike what Ubuntu Software Center offers, installing VMware is not easy and requires certain techniques.  If you are looking for a way to install VMware Server on Ubuntu, click on the link below.

Solution: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Server

TCPDUMP | Network Sniffing Tool


Tcpdump is similar to what Wireshark in which i have explained earlier in my posts.  It captures packets that travels through your network into your computer disregarding whether it is from the Internet or your inner network.  Tcpdump is a command line utility whereby you would have to set the options before you proceed in capturing packets.  This application is very useful especially for network administrators as well as security analyst to analyze threats that are in the system.  Personally, i run tcpdump on my Ubuntu laptop.  To get tcpdump on your Ubuntu, type “sudo apt-get install tcpdump”.  The thing is that tcpdump runs in Linux based machines while it is called WinDump in the Windows operating system.  Basically it is up to you to run tcpdump in Linux, WinDump in Windows or Wireshark (Linux/Windows) but the most important thing is how good are you at using it.

Source: http://www.tcpdump.org/

VMware/Player for Ubuntu


I always wonder how to have Ubuntu as my primary OS and run BackTrack inside it because VirtualBox just doesn’t seem to like him! Probably VirtualBox just has personal issues with him, we don’t know.  Today i found a partner that may just suit BackTrack and she is called VMware.  Although i knew this software since the age of dinosaur, i never came to look into it in detail.  As i was requiring BackTrack in my Ubuntu desperately, i went to Google and found an intriguing result! Read the rest of this entry »