Getting Metasploit

Metasploit runs natively on Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and Windows inside Cygwin. You can enlist in the development source tree to get the very latest copy of the framework, or just use the packaged installers from http://framework.metasploit.com/msf/download. The Windows console application (msfconsole) that we will be using throughout this chapter requires the Cygwin environment to run. The Windows package comes with an AJAX browser-based interface (msfweb) which is okay for light usage, but you’ll eventually want to install Cygwin to use the console in Windows. The Cygwin downloader is www.cygwin.com/setup.exe. Be sure to install at least the following, in addition to the base packages:

  • Devel readline, ruby, and subversion (required ...

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