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2.4 Metasploit Issue/Question
From: hdm at metasploit.com (H D Moore)
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 12:36:16 -0500

One way to work around this is by passing a writable directory path to the 
-C parameter of msfweb. This can crop up if you install the Framework as 
one user and then try to run it as another (yes, I suck at win32 
packaging). Check the permissions of the Program Files\Metasploit 
Framework\home directory and make sure your current user has write 


On Saturday 06 August 2005 10:52, mmiller at hick.org wrote:
On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 08:10:04AM -0400, Thomas Brennan wrote:
- Question
I am testing the 2.4 Metasploit framework on XP SP2 as a platform and
have RTFM'ed the supplied doc.

The issue I have is when launching MSFWeb it fails and provides the
following message:

"+----=[ Metasploit Framework Web Interface (

ERROR: the specified cache directory is not accessible: Permission

This sounds like a cygwin permissions problem.  msfweb attempts to
create a directory (%HOME%/.msf/msfweb).  It sounds like access is
denied to the %HOME%/.msf directory for one reason or another.  Are you
using a previously existing cygwin install or are you using the one
that came packaged with Metasploit?  Also, did you install Metasploit
as a privileged or non-privileged user.  I seem to recall that having
been an issue in the past, but it may just be my memory playing tricks
on me.

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