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 'http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tsocks/tsocks-1.8beta5.tar.gz?modtime=1035331200&big_mirror=0' tar zxvf tsocks-1.8beta5.tar.gz cd tsocks-1.8 ./configure make make install cd .. hash -r
2. Fix some links
ln -s /lib/libtsocks.so /usr/lib/libtsocks.so
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>