How To Install fierce on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install fierce on Kali Linux. fierce is Domain DNS scanner

Introduction

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

What is fierce

Fierce is a semi-lightweight scanner that helps locate non-contiguous IP space and hostnames against specified domains. It’s really meant as a pre-cursor to nmap, unicornscan, nessus, nikto, etc, since all of those require that you already know what IP space you are looking for. This does not perform exploitation and does not scan the whole internet indiscriminately. It is meant specifically to locate likely targets both inside and outside a corporate network.

Because it uses DNS primarily you will often find mis-configured networks that leak internal address space. That’s especially useful in targeted malware. Originally written by RSnake along with others at http://ha.ckers.org/. This is simply a conversion to Python 3 to simplify and modernize the codebase.

There are three ways to install fierce 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 fierce Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install fierce

Install fierce Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install fierce

Install fierce 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 fierce using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fierce

How To Uninstall fierce on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove fierce

Uninstall fierce And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fierce

Remove fierce Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge fierce

Remove fierce configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fierce

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Summary

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