Ettercap - A Comprehensive Suite For Man In The Middle Attacks

Ettercap is a comprehensive suite for man in the middle attacks. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks. It supports active and passive dissection of many protocols and includes many features for network and host analysis.


Supported Distributions

These distributions have been tested in both 32 and 64 bit flavors where possible
  • Debian/Ubuntu (Includes derivatives such as Kali, BackTrack, Mint, etc)
  • Fedora
  • Gentoo
  • Pentoo
  • Mac OSX (Snow Leopard & Lion)
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • NetBSD

Unsupported Distributions

Installation may work on the following distributions, but are not supported. Additional settings may be required for compilation and/or use
  • OpenSuSe
  • Solaris
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8


Ettercap source compilation requires the following dependencies
  • Libpcap & dev libraries
  • Libnet1 & dev libraries
  • Libpthread & dev libraries
  • Zlibc
  • Libtool
  • CMake 2.6
  • Flex
  • Bison
  • SSL Dissection Required Dependencies
    • LibSSL & dev libraries
  • GTK Related Dependencies
    • LibGTK & dev libraries
  • NCurses Related Dependencies
    • Libncurses & dev libraries
  • Filter Related Regex Dependencies
    • Libpcre & dev libraries

When building from source, dependencies should be found in the supported distribution repositories. Try these first before acquiring from external dependency source pages. All supported builds have been tested with dependencies installed from the distribution repository. 
If you are running on debian, or any debian based distro you can install the required dependencies by running:

sudo apt-get install debhelper cmake bison flex libgtk2.0-dev libltdl3-dev libncurses-dev libncurses5-dev\
 libnet1-dev libpcap-dev libpcre3-dev libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev ghostscript 

For running ettercap you might need to install ethtool, needed for disabling interface offloads.

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