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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…

Security Protocol (packet) in NS2

Security is not my area of work, but most of the places, I have been bombarded with questions like , is it possible to implement security protocol in ns2.
The answer is yes, here is the solution for that.  Here is the document to read
This work is done in 2005 and developed for ns version 2.26 or 2.27. I have done the compilation for ns-2.35
The files to be modified
1. Create a new agent called "Security_packet" and two files Security_packet.h and are created.
2. Add a new packet type in ~ns-2.35/common/packet.h
3. Add a new packet type in ~ns-2.35/tcl/lib/ns-default.tcl
4. Add a new packet type in ~ns-2.35/tcl/lib/ns-packet.tcl
5. modify the ~ns-2.35/

1. Download the two files here
2. Copy the and security.h file in ~ns-2.35/security folder (create the security/ folder and paste both the files)
3. Open ~ns-2.35/ and make an entry as shown below,

4. Open the ~ns-2.3…

Adding a New Agent and Application in Network Simulator 2 (NS2)

 This post is reproduced from this website  But the above code is compiled for older ns2 version. But showcases the code for ns-2.35 version. You can read the theory about the agent from this weblink.

A Simple theory about Application and Agent
In Ns2, Nodes are individual entities where in...

Nodes -> Agent -> Application
Nodes is attached with an Agent and the Agent carries the Application. You can see the following image where Node is attached with the Agent and the Agent carries the FTP or CBR Application

Here is an Agent and Application is implemented
Agent - UDPmm
Application - mmApp

To compile it 
Method 1: Easy method

Please download the code here
Copy the and in the -ns-2.35/multimedia directorythere is another folder called ns-modified-files/folder, copy the files which are there in to the corresponding location as specified below (Replace the existing files, Also take backup of your old files)

Tracegraph installation in Fedora 21

To install tracegraph (a software that handles the tracing automatically by specifying the trace file generated from ns2)

OS Used: Fedora 21 (64 bit)
Tracegraph version: 2.02

Download the tracegraph software from this link

Since tracegraph is a 32 bit software, you need to install all the 32bit libraries. The following packages that ends with .i686 are related to 32bit libraries

Steps to install
$] su
and press the root password
$] yum update
$] yum install libXext.i686 libXt.i686 libXp-devel.i686
Still if tracegraph is not working, install these softwares too (this will also help in installing ns-2.35)
$]yum install tcl tk gcc-c++ libX11-devel libXt-devel libXmu-devel

To install Tracegraph
untar the software after copying it to your home folder (/home/pradeepkumar) in my case.
$] tar zxvf tracegraph202.tar.gz
$] cd tracegraph202
After the above step you need to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
Open the file /home/pradeepkumar/.bash_profile and give this line in the file

BonnMotion - A mobile scenario Generator Tool

BonnMotion is a tool that generates scenario for ns2, ns3, qualnet, etc. This will comfortably work with Linux. And in windows, there could be some bugs.

Please refer the documentation here:

To use this tool for ns2, here are the steps.
Step1 : Download the BonnMotion tool from this website
Step 2: Unzip it to home folder (/home/pradeepkumar in my case)
step 3: Here are the commands to install
$] unzip -d
$] cd bonnmotion-2.1.3/
$] ./install 
The above command will install, if any packages are missing for dependencies, please install it.

$] Once installed, copy the bonnmotion-2.1.3/bin/bm file to /usr/bin/ for running it anywhere. if not go to bin folder using the command given below

$] cd bonnmotion-2.1.3/bin/

To run BonnMotion
$bonnmotion-2.1.3/bin] ./bm -hm 
(this will list all the models)

$bonnmotion-2.1.3/bin] ./bm -hm RandomWaypoint
Will display all the parameters for RandomWaypoint like number of nodes, x…

Ant Colony Algorithm (antnet) in NS-2.35

The source code of antnet is taken from this website. If anyone claims as the owner of this software, let me know so that I will give credits to him/her.

(NB: This topic does not have any relevance to me and I have just reproduced what was available in the above website). And of Course, corrected some bugs. 

Important: These codes will work well with fresh installation of ns-allinone-2.35. If you have already compiled any other simulation in ns-2.35, kindly take a back up before you proceed.

These are the files to be modified. Download the entire folder here
rtable.txt (This file is created for my network with 2 nodes)
simpleant.tcl (This is the tcl file can be copied anywhere)