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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…

Aqua Sim for NS2 - Underwater Sensor Networks

Sensor nodes deployed inside water are known to be underwater sensor networks. These network is helpful in fish cultivation, habitat monitoring, predicting ptusami, etc.

Updated 9th April 2016 : the link to download the Aquasim is updated, the regular link is not working

This network uses different MAC protocol, routing protocol, etc. Real test bed are costlier and one cannot afford it. Simulators are the ultimate solution to know about these networks. Aquasim is one such tool that is integrated in ns2 for handling underwater sensor networks. This simulator supports new mac layer, new protocols that are helpful in routing inside water. There are examples also to simulate these networks.

Here is the installation steps of Aquasim.  Some points to be taken care of
ns-allinone-2.30 is used in creating the underwater sensor networks nam misbehaves (or does not work) in recent Ubuntu and Mint distributions.  Need to have the X11, automake and build essential tools to install Aquasim. Install…

nam installation - Segmentation Fault (Solved)

If you are encountering "Segmentation Fault" error while running nam in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17+ editions, this post will be helpful for you.

Download the nam file from this link

First, remove the nam which was installed earlier using the following command 

pradeep@localhost $] sudo apt-get remove nam

and install the new nam which was downloaded just now. go to the folder where the file was downloaded and issue the following command

pradeep@localhost $]  sudo dpkg --install nam_1.15-10_i386.deb

See the screenshot below to install and use nam

 T S Pradeep Kumar

Passive Optical Network (PON) in NS3

This post will tell you how to install and work with Passive Optical Network Simulation under NS3.  I request the readers to not to ask any help related to the working of this PON (Passive Optical Network) as I was helping one of my friend in compiling this tool. and I dont know anything about optical networks.

Version: ns-allinone-3.19
PON: xgpon
OS: ubuntu 14.04.2 and Linux Mint 17.2

Download ns-allinone-3.19 from here
Download XGPON from here

Installation of NS3

To install ns3, perform the following steps.
1. Open the terminal
2. Execute the following commands one by one
pradeep@localhost $] sudo apt-get update
pradeep@localhost $]sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev python-pygoocanvas python-pygraphviz cvs mercurial bzr git cmake NetAnim p7zip-full python-matplotlib python-tk

Unzip the ns-allinone-3.19.tar.bz2 in the home folder (/home/pradeepkumar)

pradeep@localhost $] tar jzvf ns-allinone-3.19.tar.bz2
pradeep@localhost $] cd ns-allinone-3.19/

Now extract …