Originally posted by phoenix_wolf
cool man thanks a lot.
no how do I know if something I want can be found using apt-get install and also if I have to change the website that I am dling from how do I do it.
To search for a certain program that you want to install, use
apt-cache search programName
and as a result you will get a list of package names along with a
short description for each one. Then locate which one you really
want to install and use its exact package name in the "apt-get
Lets say you want to install a network sniffer program but you don't
have an exact program in mind. So you first do a search
spark:/home/onemanarmy# apt-cache search network sniffer
airsnort - WLAN sniffer
darkstat - a network traffic analyzer
dsniff - Various tools to sniff network traffic for cleartext insecurities
ethereal - Network traffic analyzer
ethereal-common - Network traffic analyser (common files)
ethereal-dev - Network traffic analyser (development tools)
ettercap - Multipurpose sniffer/interceptor/logger for switched LAN
karpski - ethernet analyzer and sniffer
kismet - Wireless 802.11b monitoring tool
nast - packet sniffer and a lan analyzer
nwatch - Network service detector.
prismstumbler - Wireless network sniffer
Then you see that dsniff
is interesting but you are still not sure whether
it is the right package to install. You would like to get more info about it; like
version, more detailed description...etc. So you do
spark:/home/onemanarmy# apt-cache show dsniff
Maintainer: Steve Kemp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4), libdb4.2, libice6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libnet0, libpcap0.8, libsm6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libssl0.9.7, libx11-6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), libxmu6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), openssl, libnids1 (>= 1.18)
Description: Various tools to sniff network traffic for cleartext insecurities
This package contains several tools to listen to and create network traffic:
* arpspoof - Send out unrequested (and possibly forged) arp replies.
* dnsspoof - forge replies to arbitrary DNS address / pointer queries
on the Local Area Network.
* dsniff - password sniffer for several protocols.
* filesnarf - saves selected files sniffed from NFS traffic.
* macof - flood the local network with random MAC addresses.
* mailsnarf - sniffs mail on the LAN and stores it in mbox format.
* msgsnarf - record selected messages from different Instant Messengers.
* sshmitm - SSH monkey-in-the-middle. proxies and sniffs SSH traffic.
* sshow - SSH traffic analyser
* tcpkill - kills specified in-progress TCP connections.
* tcpnice - slow down specified TCP connections via "active"
* urlsnarf - output selected URLs sniffed from HTTP traffic in CLF.
* webmitm - HTTP / HTTPS monkey-in-the-middle. transparently proxies.
* webspy - sends URLs sniffed from a client to your local browser.
Feel it is the right one. Then go ahead with installing it
spark:/home/onemanarmy# apt-get install dsniff
Concerning your other question, the sites you download from the packages is
located in the file /etc/apt/sources.list.
Hope I helped.