From Tmplab

Revision as of 17:19, 27 October 2008 by Phil (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search


BackTrack is a very useful security distribution for various hacks (pentests, rev eng, audit, ...).


Best way to install is to have it on a USB key and boot from it.

Here are a few problems I encountered with BackTrack 3 and their accompanying solutions.


TOR is included in BT3 but lacks some components, ie tsocks. Here is how to fix it:

1. First compile tsocks

wget ''
tar zxvf tsocks-1.8beta5.tar.gz
cd tsocks-1.8
make install
cd ..
hash -r

2. Fix some links

ln -s /lib/ /usr/lib/

3. Check your setup by connecting to a server where you have access and check if the origin is coming from a non-known IP

netstat -anp | grep <YOUR_IP>
Personal tools