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Is there a way to install Metasploit under Cygwin? Metasploit is meant to be run under a linux environment.
The Windows installation doesn't have many tools such as msfpayload available.
Please contribute with an answer, not alternative methods.

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Install a linux virtual instance to run it? –  David Houde May 17 '13 at 6:15
    
Why would you install a linux virtual instance if it runs natively Windows :P? –  Lucas Kauffman May 17 '13 at 6:18
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He mentioned that the Windows version is missing some features. I cannot verify this claim though. I think if the desired result was to run the linux version, he may have better luck with a VM instead of Cygwin. –  David Houde May 17 '13 at 7:52
    
@DavidHoude Thanks, finally somebody has noticed my point. –  DarrenVortex May 17 '13 at 22:11

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Metasploit is meant to be run under a linux environment.

Wrong. Metasploit is simply a collection of Ruby scripts, so all you need is Ruby installed. Also, Metasploit has a Windows installer so go crazy with it...

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I'm aware of the of the windows installer but it doesn't have many tools such as msfpayload available. –  DarrenVortex May 17 '13 at 5:52
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then download virtual box and learn linux. I know that sounds harsh but really that's probably the best route. Linux is free and so is virtual box. –  Jason H May 17 '13 at 19:29
    
virtual system is extremely un-memory-efficient and uses too many resources to run metasploit. There are also always networking problems especially with virtual box which can't emulate NIC. –  DarrenVortex May 17 '13 at 22:18

No, or at least we don't know of a way to accomplish what you're asking as of now.
However, we do recommend that you install a virtual linux system and run metasploit that way.

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