How To Install 4g8 on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install 4g8 on Ubuntu 22.04. 4g8 is Packet Capture and Interception for Switched Networks

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install 4g8 on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is 4g8

4g8 is:

4G8 allows you to capture traffic from a third party in a switched environment at the expense of a slight increase in latency to that third party host. Utilizing ARP cache poisoning, packet capture and packet reconstruction techniques, 4G8 works with nearly all TCP, ICMP and UDP IPv4 traffic flows.

There are three ways to install 4g8 on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install 4g8 Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install 4g8 using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install 4g8

Install 4g8 Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install 4g8 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install 4g8

Install 4g8 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 Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install 4g8 using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install 4g8

How To Uninstall 4g8 on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the 4g8 package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove 4g8

Uninstall 4g8 And Its Dependencies

To uninstall 4g8 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove 4g8

Remove 4g8 Configurations and Data

To remove 4g8 configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge 4g8

Remove 4g8 configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove 4g8 configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 4g8

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install 4g8 package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.