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Problem installing THC Hydra 7.6

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#1 frosting


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

So as as the title suggests, I am having trouble installing Hydra.

Currently, I've downloaded it, unzipped it, and configured it.

The problem is when I do the "make" command an error occurs


$ make
gcc -I. -O3   -c hydra-vnc.c -DHAVE_MATH_H
In file included from hydra-mod.h:4:0,
                 from hydra-vnc.c:8:
hydra.h:14:24: fatal error: sys/socket.h: No such file or directory
 #include <sys/socket.h>
compilation terminated.
make: *** [hydra-vnc.o] Error 1
If anyone could shed some light as to how to fix this error, I'd be forever grateful.
I'm running Windows 7 (64-bit) and using the latest Cygwin Terminal (32-bit version)

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Did you run `./configure` first?


If you're wanting to play with tools like this, it may be in your best interest to check out a pentesting distro like Kali (used to be Backtrack) -- you'll get a real UNIX-like env with a lot of the common prepackaged tools ready to go, and you won't leave potential security vulns running as root on your machine.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

Yes I have run ./configure first.


Also, thank you for the suggestion I will definitely look into Kali.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Keep trying this, too. You will learn something about unix and maybe even programming doing stuff from source.


You need to add C header files, or find your path to them. it's looking for them in the default location of *sys/haeders#

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