So IPv6 is on the rise and I needed something simple to play with IPv6. I decided the best port of call would be spinning up a netkit lab inside a VM. I quickly built a light weight ubuntu 16.04×64 machine and installed netkit. (Installation is pretty simple, just follow the details on the homepage)

I then downloaded the Lab hosted here which is perfect and has everything you need to get things going. Thanks to S.Doro and others for this.

The next thing I wanted to do was add some specific tools to the images of each box, specifically THC tools and nmap so that I could practise host discovery techniques.

The easiest way to do this is to simply mount the virtual drive image, chroot into it and then apt-get what you want.

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mkdir /mnt/nkfs
mount netkit-fs-i386-F7.0 /mnt/nkfs
chroot /mnt/nkfs
echo 8.8.8.8 >> /etc/resolve.conf
apt-get update
apt-get install nmap thc-ipv6
exit
umount /mnt/nkfs

Now when you boot up the netkit lab you’ll have nmap and atk6-* tools at your disposal.

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