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Burp Collaborator

Sharon Jul 10, 2019 12:23PM UTC


I'm trying to setup a private burp collaborator server the only things I have:

Kali machine in a VM and burp

No internet connection, just a single machine to work with how can I setup the collaborator in this way ? (I've tried multiple threads on the net as well as portswigger's guide but nothing fit to my needs) any suggestions please (btw, I don't need a certificate),

Liam Tai-Hogan Jul 10, 2019 01:46PM UTC Support Center agent

Sharon, have you checked out or online docs for configuring a private collaborator server on a closed network?

You need to configure Burp to use your machine’s IP address as its Collaborator server:


Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Sharon Jul 11, 2019 01:13PM UTC
this is the syntax as described at the guide,

Further, the burp doesn't open after submitting the syntax above just the splash screen pops and disappears

*Note - all the files are in the same folder


Sharon Jul 11, 2019 01:48PM UTC
Moreover, the following is the configuration file & the syntax with a specification to the configuration file leads to error:

Sharon Jul 11, 2019 02:37PM UTC
To be more clear, I want to use Kali VM as a collaborator server and my host machine (windows) will sync with Kali VM collaborator


Sharon Jul 11, 2019 02:50PM UTC
This is the health check from my host: (I've configured the hosts file the IP address of kali to the DNS name of it)

Rose Krawczuk Jul 16, 2019 06:38AM UTC Support Center agent

Sharon, the setting in Project options > Misc > Burp Collaborator Server > Use a private Collaborator server > Server location should be the IP address/localhost depending on your set-up.

You can’t configure DNS for a private collaborator on a closed system, so you’ll need to remove all that configuration. If you run the health check, it may warn you about this but it should still start up.

When you run Burp in Collaborator server mode, it won’t start up Burp. It starts up a Collaborator server that runs in the background. You will then need to start up a copy of Burp normally.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Sharon Jul 18, 2019 08:49AM UTC
Hi Rose,

Thanks a bunch!!, it seems to be working now (I've removed the previous settings) :D,

How can I configure the DNS to work ?

I've setup the collaborator server to my Kali's IP address instead of the DNS name of it (I receive an error when trying to setup the DNS)

This is the current health check:

Liam Tai-Hogan Jul 19, 2019 01:25PM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Sharon

As your running this on a closed network, DNS isn’t going to work.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Sharon Jul 24, 2019 09:00AM UTC
Can I configure the HOSTS file or the resolv.conf to make it work ?

Liam Tai-Hogan Jul 25, 2019 01:06PM UTC Support Center agent

No, that won’t work. DNS won’t work on a closed network.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

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