How To Install dbeacon on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install dbeacon on Kali Linux. dbeacon is Multicast beacon

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install dbeacon on Kali Linux.

What is dbeacon

dbeacon is a multicast beacon: its main purpose is to monitor other beacons' reachability and collect statistics such as loss, delay and jitter between them.

dbeacon supports both IPv4 and IPv6 multicast, collecting information using both Any Source Multicast (ASM) and Source-Specific Multicast (SSM).

This package also includes dbeacon matrix, a Perl script to generate beacon reachability matrices in HTML.

There are three ways to install dbeacon on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install dbeacon Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install dbeacon using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install dbeacon

Install dbeacon Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install dbeacon using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install dbeacon

Install dbeacon Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install dbeacon using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dbeacon

How To Uninstall dbeacon on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the dbeacon package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove dbeacon

Uninstall dbeacon And Its Dependencies

To uninstall dbeacon and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dbeacon

Remove dbeacon Configurations and Data

To remove dbeacon configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge dbeacon

Remove dbeacon configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove dbeacon configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dbeacon

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install dbeacon using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.