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Offline Josh

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Linux distro for sigint
« on: March 20, 2019, 1730 UTC »
SigintOS: A Linux Distro for Signal Intelligence
Recently we've heard of a new Linux distribution called SigintOS becoming available for download. SigintOS is an Ubuntu based distribution with a number of built in signal intelligence applications for software defined radios such as RTL-SDRs and other TX capable SDRs like the HackRF, bladeRF and USRP radios.

The distro appears to be very well executed, with a built in GUI that grants easy access to the some common sigint tools like an FM and GPS transmitter, a jammer, a GSM base station search tool and an IMSI catcher. SigintOS also has various other preinstalled programs such as GNU Radio, gr-gsm, YatesBTS, wireshark and GQRX.

The OS also teases an LTE search and LTE decoder which to access requires that you get in contact with the creators, presumably for a licencing fee. Regarding an LTE IMSI catcher they write:

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/sigintos-a-linux-distro-for-signal-intelligence/
Conveniently located near Vincennes Indiana.

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Re: Linux distro for sigint
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 0421 UTC »
I put it on a USB and tried it on a 64 bit single core machine with 2.25 Gig ram.
Just before the icons should load a box flashes too fast to read. This site says it needs a dual core and 2 Gigs.

https://medium.com/@tomac/sigintos-a-wireless-pentest-distro-review-a7ea93ee8f8b

I have a dual core machine with 4 Gigs. Will try that next.