MagicTree Documentation: Using BackTrack

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If you want to invoke tools from BackTrack, you can simply execute MagicTree JAR from there.

You can also execute MagicTree on the host system and execute commands on BackTrack VMWare guest remotely. To do that, you will need to configure SSH access on your BackTrack system, for example, like this:

BackTrack configuration:

  • Login as root (default password is usually "toor')

  • [Change root password]

  • Configure networking

    • dhclient eth0

  • Make a note of the IP address assigned to BackTrack host!

  • Generate SSH keys

    • ssh-keygen -t dsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh host dsa key

    • ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh host rsa key

  • Launch SSH server:

    • /etc/init.d/ssh start

MagicTree configuration:

  • Click on "Push SSH Key' in Table View, a new terminal should open

  • Type root@IPADDR, press Enter, confirm the host, and type the password

  • Watch the output, there should be a message confirming that the key is pushed successfully

To test:

  • In the Table View, enter "uname -a', "root@IPADDR', and click on "Run'.

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