I want to use BeEF-XSS Framework over WAN (for educational purposes). The only problem is that my ISP is blocking port 3000. So, after some research, I found this page that says:

However, beef-xss runs as a user by that name in Kali, and standard users cannot use privileged ports (below 1024). There's several methods of fixing this, including a redirect with iptables. However, the best method seems to be using authbind.

I'm a Linux newbie, so can't get enough on those commands and configuration.

  • So, I want to know if there is any workaround to change default port for BeEF from 3000 to something that my ISP doesn't block. If yes, then how to do it?

  • Also, do I need to learn how to use authbind?

1 Answer 1


BeefXSS stores its configuration in a file called config.yaml. You can change the port in there

    debug: false
    host: ""
    port: "3000" # Local port webserver is running on

    # If BeEF is running behind a reverse proxy or NAT
    #  set the public hostname and port here
    public: ""
    public_port: "3000"

    dns: "localhost" 
    web_ui_basepath: "/ui"
    hook_file: "/hook.js" 
    hook_session_name: "BEEFHOOK"
    session_cookie_name: "BEEFSESSION"

Source: https://github.com/beefproject/beef/wiki/Configuration#web-server-configuration

  • 1
    Do I need to use authbind to change the port below 1024 ? Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 1:02
  • @VedanshAgrawal You would do well to google these kinds of questions. By merely googling "beefxss authbind" i found the answer to your question in the first search result.
    – d0nut
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 22:46
  • @VedanshAgrawal if this answer helped you, you should accept it.
    – d0nut
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 0:18
  • When I search on google, the first site that appears is which I mentioned above and the second is my own question. Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 0:54
  • No offense but your answer didn't help me. Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 0:56

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .