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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Second Edition by Abhinav Singh, Monika Agarwal

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Installing and configuring PostgreSQL in BackTrack 5 R3

An important feature of Metasploit is the presence of databases, which you can use to store your penetration testing results. Any penetration test consists of lots of information and can run for several days, so it becomes essential to store the intermediate results and findings. A good penetration testing tool should have proper database integration to store the results quickly and efficiently. In this recipe, we will be dealing with the installation and configuration process of a database in BackTrack 5 R3.

Getting ready

Metasploit comes with PostgreSQL as the default database. Let us first check out the default settings of the PostgreSQL database. We will have to navigate to database.yml ...

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