Installing Kali Linux Tools in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

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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 https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin.git
$] sudo cp katoolin/katoolin.py /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…

NS3 installation in Linux Mint 17.1

This post shows you how to install ns3 (ns-3.21) in Linux Mint 17.1

OS Used: Linux Mint 17.1 or Ubuntu 14.04
NS3 verion: 3.21


  • Download the software ns3 from http://www.nsnam.org
  • Assuming you have done the linux installation just now, execute the following commands one by one
  • $] sudo apt-get update
  • $] sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev cvs git cmake bzr mercurial python-pygoocanvas python-pygraphviz p7zip-full NetAnim
Once the above softwares are installed, execute these commands
$] tar jxvf ns-allinone-3.21.tar.bz2 
$] cd ns-allinone-3.21/
$] ./build.py --enable-examples --enable-tests
and this will take more than 10 minutes to install everything, till that time wait. 

Once the installation is done, open an example and check whether its working or not

$] cd ns-allinone-3.21/ns-3.21 /
$] ./waf --run hello-simulator
The output should be displayed as hello-simulator, if this is not working, then ns3 was not installed successfully.
Here is a video that showcases the installation of ns3.

T S Pradeep Kumar

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