I found that the easiest method to start networking in bt4 is "start-network" but in most guides regarding how to start networking in bt4 I see "/etc/init.d/networking start". I think I've also seen other methods to start networking in bt4.
my nub questions are:
1. what is the difference between the 2 methods I mentioned (besides the fact the "/etc/init.d/networking start" takes longer)?
2. I know that bt4 is meant to be as silent as possible, but if the isn't available from the start then how can you pentest a network ?!
thanks in advance for helping me learn.
first do some homework: open a terminal
so start-network will use the wicd daemon and from there all network configuration is doneCode:whereis start-network cat /usr/bin/start-network man wicd
through the Wicd Network Manager KDE app.
/etc/init.d/networking is the usual way to start the network, especially through Linux runlevel usage.
configuration files are located in: /etc/network/*
Usually, for any new Linux users, get familiar with manual enabling network interfaces, using ifconfig
and dhclient3 and/or manual DNS settings in /etc/resolv.conf !
Also wicd conflicts sometimes with other tools, so better that YOU have full control about your (manual) network settings!
Last edited by brtw2003; 02-11-2010 at 07:35 PM.
@brtw: your explanation was good enough but I'll do as you suggested and read more into it.
thank you guys for the info.
Last edited by brtw2003; 02-11-2010 at 10:50 PM.
you cant use that option from servisec-start networking before you type in startx. Like if you want to install something in text mode you need to use /etc/init.d/networking start.
@brtw: I understand now. you can use the interface but you don't need an IP address to start sniffing.
@halfdone: I know what you mean (like installing nvidia or ati drivers which must be done outside of x)
ty guys my questions are fully answered.
next time I'll man more before asking
There's a good book that helped me how to RTFM first and all this kind of stuff that you must try before asking: "Intoduction to Linux" written by Machtelt Garrels. Actually the book it's a whole walkthrough for Linux OS, very handy and a "must read" for Linux beginners.
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