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How to setup CICFlowmeter on Ubuntu?

asked 2023-02-22 22:40:13 +0000

mr_x gravatar image

I am trying to use CICFlowmeter ( which is a tool that extracts feature from pcap file and converts them into a csv file. I have tried on windows 10,11 but for that we need Tcpdump which is incompatible with windows. If someone could help with setting up on Ubuntu I would really appreciate it.

Tried Windows 10,11. Tried on Ubuntu but as I am new to it, I feel I am having issues with directories. I have installed CICFlowmeter from the link ( from python) but unable to run it.

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Would it help if the Ubuntu system were on your Windows machine?
What is the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-02-22 22:56:19 +0000 )edit

Hi, I am using Ubuntu in VirtualBox. If you see the link I provided, I am unable to download CICFlowmeter using python on Ubuntu.

mr_x gravatar imagemr_x ( 2023-02-22 23:05:15 +0000 )edit

So the pip install fails? Did you try git clone?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-02-22 23:53:46 +0000 )edit

I have tried the git clone and cloned the CICFlowmeter in Home on my Ubuntu Desktop. After going to the cicflowmeter directory and running: cicflowmeter -f example.pcap -c flows.csv, it shows that: "No module named 'requests' along with a few other lines of error. It might be something very basic that I am missing. I can't seem to post screenshots here, if you are on discord do let me know and I can send some screenshots.

mr_x gravatar imagemr_x ( 2023-02-26 16:17:46 +0000 )edit

You ran the setup step (python install) and are using python3?
(**REQUIRES_PYTHON = ">=3.7.0"**)

Maybe the setup step should be python3 install ?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-02-26 21:41:51 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-03-04 11:56:45 +0000

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The Solution:

I was unable to set it up on linux however, the tool works fine with Windows 10, 11. It can be downloaded from the following link:

Once downloaded, extract it, go to bin and open the batch file and you will see GUI asking you to perform offline or real time analysis.

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