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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
  1. Fix some links
ln -s /lib/ /usr/lib/
  1. 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>
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