Disclaimer: Most of what's in the black bag was born of a desire to do less typing. But there might be a few clever things that were added by accident.
rbkb is inspired by Matasano BlackBag (a set of similar tools written in C).
Things go into the black bag as they are stolen (as a compliment!) or dreamed up, usually for simplifying some repetetive task or a desire for a new tool.
Along the way, some of tools in the blackbag spirit make their way into ‘rbkb’ that may or may not make it to ‘bkb’ right away (if ever). Similarly some of the things in ‘bkb’ have not yet made it to ‘rbkb’ (and may not).
The tools almost all support ’-h’, but I’ll admit this only goes so far. See cli_usage.rdoc for usage and a bit of extra info on the various tools.
When I get some spare time, I’ll try and do up some examples of using all the tools.
Black Bag includes several tools for testing network protocols using plugboard proxies. Users of the original Matasano BlackBag may be familiar with the commands ‘bkb replug’, ‘bkb telson’, and ‘bkb blit’.
Ruby BlackBag has a similar set of network tools:
Much of rbkb is implemented as a bunch of monkeypatches to Array, String, Numeric and other base classes. If this suits your fancy (some people despise monkeypatches, this is not their fancy) then you can ‘require "rbkb"’ from your irb sessions and own scripts. See lib_usage.rdoc for more info.
See the rdoc API documentation
gem install rbkb --source http://gemcutter.org
See below for download and manual build info.
You can also clone the project with Git by running:
$ git clone git://github.com/emonti/rbkb
To generate the gem locally do:
cd rbkb rake gem:install
or ... you can install manually without rubygems:
cd rbkb cp -r rbkb/lib/* /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/site_ruby/1.8 # or another ruby libdir cp bin/* ~/bin # or wherever else in your PATH
Run this to generate docs with rdoc the same way the gem would have:
rdoc --main README.rdoc README.rdoc lib
(The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2009 Eric Monti, Matasano Security Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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