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    Exclamation copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    i downloaded a file that i need on backtrack, but i can't figure out how to copy that file to BT which i'm using on VMWARE player. So basicly my question is how to copy files from windows 7 to BT, which is being used on VMware.

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    Default Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    if the file is less than 4 gig then use a flash drive formatted to fat32 and click on the usb button on the bottom of the vmware window that corresponds to that drive, then open that drive and copy it.
    if its greater than four gig either set up an ftp server, which i'm hoping someone else will tell you how to do since i want to know also, or use http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009 to mount an ntfs drive. it says ntfs is supported in backtrack in some of the other forums, but ive had trouble. im getting a friend to help me set up an ftp server to transfer some wordlists, if there hasnt been a reply that helps by the time i do it, then ill walk you through it step by step.

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    Default Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    ok. it seems that noone has posted how to ftp so here goes. i did this for myself and it worked perfectly.

    type "apt-get install proftpd"
    run it as standalone
    find out backtrack ip address ("ifconfig")
    add a user: "adduser [name]" ftp wont allow root access.

    disable firewall in windows through the registry or set the global firewall to be disabled
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\PublicPr ofile
    enablefirewall set to 0

    run cmd from windows
    type in "ftp (ip address)"
    log in as the user you created
    type in "bin" (for all non-ascii files like large word lists that are rar-ed)
    type "put {filename}"
    in backtrack type "su {user}" to be able to check the status
    you can check the status of the file by typing in "ls -lh" to see how much o the file was transferred.
    when the windows ftp cmd says done and gives a report, you're all done.

    i hope this helped.

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    Exclamation Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    i try to do this but i have an error in cmd <530 permission denied>. can someone tell me how to corying files from windows xp to backtrack 5. i used vmware workstation 7. can tell me the orders to do this right.

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    Default Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    @ShadowMaster

    I tried following your steps, got stuck at logging in via cmd as the user I created, every other step beyond that says I'm not connected

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    Default Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    chestbuster, two things.
    one) post the output of the cmd here so i can see what you mean.
    two) outline step by step what you did, with output, so i can see what you did also.
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    Default Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    An easier way to do this is via ssh/scp/sftp.

    On Backtrack, start ssh: service ssh start

    On Windows, download an sftp client of your choice. WinSCP has a nice GUI, although I prefer PuTTy. Pick whatever you want. Backtrack allows you to sftp in as root so you can start transferring files immediately.

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    Default Re: copying files to BT on VMWARE player

    Thats actually a great idea, but based on the questions being asked here, you need to provide easier to follow instructions. Obviously they will have trouble following these. *Shrug*
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    @ShadowMaster

    Sorry for the late response (I was under the impression that the forum sends out an email notification when there are follow-up posts in a thread where I was active)

    So to continue, I'm not sure how to post the output for you but I can tell you what I did

    I followed your steps, used "apt-get install proftpd" in Backtrack, however, I don't know how to "run it as standalone"
    Next, I used the command "adduser [name]" and added a custom name, no problem there (maybe I should have added a password?)
    I never use a firewall, so I just skipped over that step, but I did check if the service on Windows was running or not, and it wasn't.
    Then I started Cmd in Windows and used "ftp 127.0.0.1" (that was the IP I got from ifconfig in Backtrack)
    This is where I ran into the problem I mentioned earlier, I couldn't log in to the user I created (what exactly is the command line for that?)

    Thanks

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    Ok, heres your problem. 127.0.0.1 is the localhost address. What you typed was "ftp myself" so you would not have gotten an option to login. The "ifconfig" command in linux will give you several interfaces, each with a different address. the one you want is usually eth0. It should have an ip similar to 192.168.x.x and would look something like this:

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    root@bt:~$ ifconfig
    eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1f:3b:1b:f3:bb  
              inet addr:192.168.0.103  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21f:3bff:fe1b:f3bb/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:2094 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:879 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:1017094 (1.0 MB)  TX bytes:123923 (123.9 KB)
     
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:41 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:41 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:2897 (2.8 KB)  TX bytes:2897 (2.8 KB)
    the eth0 interface ip is usually the target, while the loopback (lo, 127.0.0.1) is a universal ip that just means "this computer". So next time try typing ftp (eth0's ip address) and seeing what happens. Also, stand-alone is one of the options during installation. You should make sure your ftp server is listening (netstat -antp | grep 21) before running ftp from your windows host. If not then start it (/etc/init.d/ftp start (thats what the command usually is)
    Let me know if this works for you.
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