Installing the Agent¶
From release 0.4 on, Cuckoo has a custom agent that runs inside the guest and handles communication and the exchange of data with the host. This agent is designed to be cross-platform, and can therefore be used on Windows as well as on Linux and OS X. To make Cuckoo work properly, install and start this agent.
It’s very simple.
In the agent/ directory you will find an agent.py file. Copy it to the guest operating system (in any way you want, perhaps a temporary shared folder or by downloading it from a host webserver) and run it. This launches the XMLRPC server which will be listening for connections.
On Linux, launch the script from terminal window,:
$ python agent.py