How To Install sshmitm on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install sshmitm on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update sshmitm.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install dsniff

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is sshmitm and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Debian 11. This guide was written specifically with a server running Debian 11 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install sshmitm on Debian 11. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install sshmitm using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install sshmitm using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install dsniff

Install sshmitm using apt

Because sshmitm is available in Debian 11’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install sshmitm using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install dsniff

Install sshmitm using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian 11. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install sshmitm by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dsniff

How to upgrade (update) a single package sshmitm using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the sshmitm, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install dsniff

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall sshmitm from Debian 11

To uninstall only the sshmitm package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove dsniff

Uninstall sshmitm and all its dependencies

To uninstall sshmitm and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dsniff

Remove sshmitm with all configurations and data

To remove sshmitm configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge dsniff

Remove sshmitm completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to sshmitm package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dsniff

Extra info and code examples

This package contains several tools to listen to and create network traffic: * arpspoof - Send out unrequested (and possibly forged) arp replies. * dnsspoof - forge replies to arbitrary DNS address / pointer queries on the Local Area Network. * dsniff - password sniffer for several protocols. * filesnarf - saves selected files sniffed from NFS traffic. * macof - flood the local network with random MAC addresses. * mailsnarf - sniffs mail on the LAN and stores it in mbox format. * msgsnarf - record selected messages from different Instant Messengers. * sshmitm - SSH monkey-in-the-middle. proxies and sniffs SSH traffic. * sshow - SSH traffic analyser. * tcpkill - kills specified in-progress TCP connections. * tcpnice - slow down specified TCP connections via "active" traffic shaping. * urlsnarf - output selected URLs sniffed from HTTP traffic in CLF. * webmitm - HTTP / HTTPS monkey-in-the-middle. transparently proxies. * webspy - sends URLs sniffed from a client to your local browser (requires libx11-6 installed). Please do not abuse this software.


You now have a full guide on how to install sshmitm using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the sshmitm from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install sshmitm on Fedora 34

How To Install sshmitm on Kali Linux

How To Install sshmitm on Debian 11

How To Install sshmitm on CentOS 8

How To Install sshmitm on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install sshmitm on Ubuntu 21.04