Launch MITM attack using Ettercap

If you're using Windows 7 to launch Ettercap, you might notice that it will crash once you start the sniffing process. You might have tried to launch it in Administrative privilages, enabled WinXP compatibility mode, but nothing success. The reason causing all this is because Ettercap doesn't support IPv6, just not yet.

So if disabling IPv6 works, how do I do it? You can simply disable it by untick the IPv6 box under the active network connection properties. However, it will be re-enabled once again upon restart. To disable it permanently, a visit to regedit is inevitable.

Quote from AddictiveTips:
It gets enabled again once the system is restarted, so in order to permanently disable it, open the registry editor by clicking Start, then type regedit and hit Enter. Once it is launched, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services >TCPIP6 > Parameters key.

Enjoy using Ettercap under Windows 7!


Max Resolution supported by various display connector

Below are the list of maximum resolution supported by various display connector:

HDMI maxes at 1920x1200

DVI-D and Display Port maxes at 2560x1600

VGA at 2048x1536

Dell 27" U2711

I've been wanted to change my current 23' (Acer H233H) with glossy screen to a matte screen panel.

Here are some reviews from various source for future references.

PRAD (German to English Translation)

Some issues that might concern you on U2711:
  • Anti-Glare (AG) coating (less intrusive and aggressive than U2410)
  • Non-native Full HD resolution

Something to keep in mind before purchasing U2711:

  1. You'll need dual DVI inputs to support 2560x1440 resolution.

From [H]ardForum:

Originally Posted by VectraP View Post
Would I be able to get 2560 x 1440 working with a normal HDMI Cable?

Single-link DVI can only transmit up to 1920x1200 at 60Hz. To do higher resolutions (including 2560x1440) at 60Hz, dual-link DVI is required. Single-link DVI uses 12 pins, dual-link DVI uses 24 pins, HDMI uses 19 pins and Displayport uses 20 pins. HDMI and DP achieve the higher speeds required for higher resolutions or higher Hz by sending more data through the same pins, while DVI achieves the higher resolutions or speeds by adding more pins in dual-link mode. HDMI and DP cables can transmit single-link DVI because they have more pins than necessary, but there is no way for HDMI or DP to transmit dual-link DVI because they don't have enough pins.

Edit: I speak here of converting HDMI from your video card to the DVI port on the u2711, because the u2711 is not capable of doing more than 1920x1080 through its HDMI port. According to the documentation, you can only get 2560x1440 on the u2711 through dual-link DVI or Displayport.