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backtrack help

Post by DjPhly on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:09 pm
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I'm new to hacking is there a good source to learn the commands in backtrack?
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Re: backtrack help

Post by centip3de on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:20 pm
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DjPhly wrote:I'm new to hacking is there a good source to learn the commands in backtrack?


For what part of Backtrack? There's lots of different facets to the Backtrack OS. Are you asking about the commands for the different tools, or the commands for the OS itself, or a place to learn more about the OS in general?

Side note: This should have been placed in the Operating Systems section of the forum.
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Re: backtrack help

Post by mShred on Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:34 pm
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cent is right. Kind of a vague question. Do you have any experience with Linux at all? Any experience with metasploit? Or using any type of hackery tools?
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Re: backtrack help

Post by -Ninjex- on Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:07 pm
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If you are looking to learn a lot of the commands for the tools and such, try the book:
Backtrack Cookbook

It will not teach you how to use linux or a CLI, but how to use the tools.
You can find it as an ebook.
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Re: backtrack help

Post by DjPhly on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:07 pm
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centip3de wrote:For what part of Backtrack? There's lots of different facets to the Backtrack OS. Are you asking about the commands for the different tools, or the commands for the OS itself, or a place to learn more about the OS in general?

Side note: This should have been placed in the Operating Systems section of the forum.

Sorry for putting this in the wrong place. But I see it got moved.

As for the question, I have very little experience with any command line. I'm trying better understand it as a whole. So to answer your questions I really would like to have resources for both. What would be nice is something like a list/details set up, ie
action.......command
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Re: backtrack help

Post by -Ninjex- on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:25 pm
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DjPhly wrote:
centip3de wrote:For what part of Backtrack? There's lots of different facets to the Backtrack OS. Are you asking about the commands for the different tools, or the commands for the OS itself, or a place to learn more about the OS in general?

Side note: This should have been placed in the Operating Systems section of the forum.

Sorry for putting this in the wrong place. But I see it got moved.

As for the question, I have very little experience with any command line. I'm trying better understand it as a whole. So to answer your questions I really would like to have resources for both. What would be nice is something like a list/details set up, ie
action.......command


I linked you to a ebook to check out for the tools, to understand the command line, I suggest looking at shellintro, a pdf book
Should be the first link here:
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Re: backtrack help

Post by DjPhly on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:16 pm
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I just tried to up date metasploit and I get this.

Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Password for 'root':

what is it wanting?

thanks for the link.
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Re: backtrack help

Post by counterhash on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:32 pm
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DjPhly wrote:
centip3de wrote:For what part of Backtrack? There's lots of different facets to the Backtrack OS. Are you asking about the commands for the different tools, or the commands for the OS itself, or a place to learn more about the OS in general?

Side note: This should have been placed in the Operating Systems section of the forum.

Sorry for putting this in the wrong place. But I see it got moved.

As for the question, I have very little experience with any command line. I'm trying better understand it as a whole. So to answer your questions I really would like to have resources for both. What would be nice is something like a list/details set up, ie
action.......command

As cent said, the best first step to make is to learn the command line. I didn't intentionally learn it myself in one go, more learnt what I needed when I needed it (for example, directory traversal is second nature, but the only shell loop I know well enough to use confidently is the for loop)


From what I've seen, your best option is to check out that link, and unless you're using a mac or linux already, get something nicer than backtrack to start with, like ubuntu or vanilla debian. Put that in a virtual machine (google is your friend), and then try out some of these commands. Then get Kali, which is effectively BackTrack 6 (I guess the devs weren't too good with advertising that existence of KL?) and use that. Most of the stuff in the cookbook will work for you, although I'd look around for a Kali Linux cookbook.

Have fun!

P. S. In response to your new post, it needs the root password. If you don't know what that is type in 'sudo passwd root' and enter your password (the cursor won't move and your password wont show up, just type it in) and make a new password for the root account then uodate again and fill in the new root password. DON'T EVER TELL ANYONE YOUR ROOT PASSWORD EVER EVER EVER.
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Re: backtrack help

Post by DjPhly on Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:20 pm
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counterhash wrote:
P. S. In response to your new post, it needs the root password. If you don't know what that is type in 'sudo passwd root' and enter your password (the cursor won't move and your password wont show up, just type it in) and make a new password for the root account then uodate again and fill in the new root password. DON'T EVER TELL ANYONE YOUR ROOT PASSWORD EVER EVER EVER.


I know my "root" password when I enter it I get the same thing but it changes to username: so I type "root". then it goes back to the first statement. it keeps going in to a loop

-- Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:23 pm --

Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Password for 'root':
Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Username: root
Password for 'root':
Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Username: root
Password for 'root':
svn: E170001: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'https://www.metasploit.com/svn/framework3/trunk'
svn: E170001: OPTIONS of 'https://www.metasploit.com/svn/framework3/trunk': authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (https://www.metasploit.com)
root@bt:~#
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Re: backtrack help

Post by -Ninjex- on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:09 am
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DjPhly wrote:
counterhash wrote:
P. S. In response to your new post, it needs the root password. If you don't know what that is type in 'sudo passwd root' and enter your password (the cursor won't move and your password wont show up, just type it in) and make a new password for the root account then uodate again and fill in the new root password. DON'T EVER TELL ANYONE YOUR ROOT PASSWORD EVER EVER EVER.


I know my "root" password when I enter it I get the same thing but it changes to username: so I type "root". then it goes back to the first statement. it keeps going in to a loop

-- Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:23 pm --

Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Password for 'root':
Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Username: root
Password for 'root':
Authentication realm: <https://www.metasploit.com:443> =[ MSF must be updated via GitHub or a more recent msfupdate. See http://r-7.co/MSF-SVN for more ]=
Username: root
Password for 'root':
svn: E170001: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'https://www.metasploit.com/svn/framework3/trunk'
svn: E170001: OPTIONS of 'https://www.metasploit.com/svn/framework3/trunk': authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (https://www.metasploit.com)
root@bt:~#


My advice to you is to not use Backtrack, especially if you can not even seem to update metasploit, you shouldn't be running as root! That's dangerous to do for people who are unfamiliar with the command line. Like the guy said before, go get Ubuntu, get used to the way it works (You can implement a lot of hacking tools into it as well) and then come back to Backtrack or Kali.

You seriously need to research more, or you are going to put yourself in more danger by attempting to learn the wrong way.
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