Sunday, October 7, 2012

Portable WAPT Hacme Books Setup

In this post we will install Hacme Books on the same VM that all of the other Hacme Applications are installed on. Hacme Books is probably the second easiest of the Hacme series to install.

First download Hacme Books and the prerequeistes required for installation.

Once all software is downloaded, begin by installing the Java Development Kit (JDK). I am going to install a JDK that is a few versions behind, in this case Java 6 update 27 (which was randomly picked). Double click on the Java install executable. Accept the defaults and Java will install.

Next, extract Hacme Books and browse to the install file and double click. Accept the defaults and Hacme Books will be installed.

To test successful installation, click on Start, All Programs, Foundstone Free Tools, Hacme Books 2.0, Hacme Books Server START. In a web browser, browse to this URL:

If you see the Hacme Books 2.0 web site you have successfully installed Hacme Books.

Next, to ensure that Hacme Books always starts copy the Hacme Books Server START script from above and place in the startup folder. Browse to:

C:\Program Files\Foundstone Free Tools\Hacme Books 2.0\tomcat\bin\

Right click startup.bat and create a short cut. Move this short cut to:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Reboot the system and the Hacme Books should start automatically now.

The last step is to make Hacme Books accessible over the network. Browse to:

C:\Program Files\Foundstone Free Tools\Hacme Books 2.0\tomcat\conf

Open server.xml with a text editor. Go to the line that says:

Connector port="8989" address="" maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25"
               maxSpareThreads="75" enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100"
               debug="0" connectionTimeout="20000"

Change the address to “”. Restart Hacme Books via the start menu. From your Samurai WTF browse to:

Hacme Books is now accessible from the network and will start automatically. In the next post I will describe setting up Hacme Travel.

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