Installing Kali Linux Tools in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Kali linux is a debian based and its not easy to configure it on a typical PC. If the machine is UEFI based, then Kali is tough to customize.

So what is the alternative....? Here is the answer: Katoolin

Its the name of the package system for installing the entire kali linux tools (Penetration Testing) in Ubuntu or Debian based system.

Here I am trying to install inside my Linux Mint

OS Used: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Prequisites: Python 2.7
Always perform these steps after the installation of ubuntu or Linux Mint

$] sudo apt update
$] sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev
$] sudo apt install git
$] git clone
$] sudo cp katoolin/ /usr/bin/katoolin
$] sudo katoolin

This will give various options as shown below
 In the above pic. Select 2 to View categories and you will get the screen as shown in the next image.
Select "0" to install all the applications.

This will install 1.3G to download and 3.5 GB space will be…

Installing Network Simulator 2 (ns-2.35) in Ubuntu 13.10 (64 bit)

This post will tell the installation steps for NS2 under Ubuntu 13.10.
Step 1:  Download NS2 package (ns-allinone-2.35)
Step 2:  Copy the file to /home/pradeep folder (you can use your corresponding home path).
Step 3:  Open the terminal and execute the commands one by one

  • Prompt:- sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev  (all these packages may not be needed, but install all the above for a safer installation of ns2)
  • Prompt:- tar zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz
  • Prompt:- cd ns-allinone-2.35
  • Open the file (~ns-2.35/linkstate/ls.h)  using gedit or vi or vim and in line number 137 and change the following line
    void eraseAll() { erase(baseMap::begin(), baseMap::end()); }
    void eraseAll() { this->erase(baseMap::begin(), baseMap::end()); }
  • Prompt:- ./install 
ns2.35 on ubuntu
ns2.35 on ubuntu

Once the installation is completed you may see the screen like the image given below.
Copy the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH information in to your variable, you may use the /home/pradeep/.bashrc file and copy and paste the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH as shown below.
PATH information in Ubuntu
PATH information in Ubuntu
type ns or nam in the terminal to check whether it is working or not.
For ns, a % symbol indicates the successful installation of NS2
for nam, an animator window will be popping out which indicates the sucessfull installation of NAM. 

Thats it: Try yourself to install and let you comment below for the successful installation

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