Botnet Lab setup

Minimal requirements

Operative System

Any Windows or Linux system will be capable of building and running the project.


Setup guide

Almost everyone of this steps are commands.

Cloning the repository

  • git clone
  • cd botnet-lab/botnet-lab

Setting up the virtual environment

  • virtualenv venv
  • Starting the created virtual envoirnemnt
    • Linux: . venv/bin/activate
    • Windows: venv\scripts\activate

Installing project dependencies

  • pip install -r requirements.txt
    • This probably will fail at some point, because some of the used librarys are no longer supported or they stoped the development.

So, for each line of the requirements.txt do:

  • pip install <requirement>

If some of this fails try: - sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev - pip install <requirement> --allow-external <requirement> --allow-unverified <requirement>

If it fails to the best workaround is to search for a valid package. For example the dependency pygame==1.9.2a0 will fail to install.


To make it install on Windows simple go to the Unofficial Windows Binaries for Python Extension Packages from the Univeristy of California and use the respective wheel. For example wiht pygame==1.9.2a0 for Windows 64bit: - pip install <path_to_download_folder>/pygame‑1.9.2a0‑cp33‑none‑win_amd64.whl


In Linux there is no generic way of installing all the missing packages. For that we will go throught everyone that may cause problems and present a workaround.

  • pygame: For installing pygame you can use the shell script below. Remember to do this with the venv activated.
sudo apt-get build-dep python-pygame
sudo apt-get install python-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl1.2-dev libsmpeg-dev python-numpy subversion libportmidi-dev ffmpeg libswscale-dev libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev libv4l-dev
cd /usr/include/linux
sudo ln -s ../libv4l1-videodev.h videodev.h
tar -xzf pygame-1.9.1release.tar.gz
cd pygame-1.9.1release
sudo python install
rm pygame-1.9.1release.tar.gz
sudo rm -rf pygame-1.9.1release
ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pygame venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pygame
  • python-xlib: sudo pip install svn+
    • You can have to install svn with sudo apt-get install svn
  • autopy: sudo apt-get install libxtst-dev

Some of the libraries like pyHook and pypiwin32 are Windows-only dependencies, so if you are on a Linux machine don’t worry about them.