autopsy - Autopsy Forensic Browser
autopsy [-c] [-C] [-d evid_locker ] [-i device filesystem mnt ] [-p
port ] [addr]
By default, autopsy starts the Autopsy Forensic Browser server on port
9999 and and accepts connections from the localhost. If -p port is
given, then the server opens on that port and if addr is given, then
connections are only accepted from that host. When the -i argument is
given, then autopsy goes into live analysis mode.
The arguments are as follows:
Directory where cases and hosts are stored. This overrides the
LOCKDIR value in conf.pl. The path must be a full path (i.e.
start with /).
-i device filesystem mnt
Specify the information for the live analysis mode. This can be
specified as many times as needed. The device field is for the
raw file system device, the filesystem field is for the file
system type, and the mnt field is for the mounting point of the
TCP port for server to listen on.
addr IP address or host name of where investigator is located. If
localhost is used, then ’localhost’ must be used in the URL. If
you use the actual hostname or IP, it will be rejected.
When started, the program will display a URL to paste into an HTML
browser. The browser must support frames and forms. The Autopsy
Forensic Browser will allow an investigator to analyze images generated
by dd(1) for evidence. The program allows the images to be analyzed by
browsing files, blocks, inodes, or by searching the blocks. The
program also generates Autopsy reports that include collection time,
investigators name, and MD5 hash values.
The following variables can be set in conf.pl.
When set to 1 (default is 0), the server will exit after
STIMEOUT seconds of inactivity (default is 3600). This setting
is recommended if cookies are not used.
Directory where cases and forensic images are located. The
images must have simple names with only letters, numbers, ’_’,
’-’, and ’.’. (See FILES).
Directory where The Sleuth Kit binaries are located.
Location of the NIST National Software Reference Library (NSRL).
Directory where Autopsy was installed.
Location of grep(1) binary.
Location of strings(1) binary.
The Evidence Locker is where all cases and hosts will be saved
to. It is a directory that will have a directory for each case.
Each case directory will have a directory for each host.
This file is the case configuration file for the case. It
contains the description of the case and default subdirectories
for the hosts.
This file contains the list of investigators that will use this
case. These are used for logging only, not authentication.
This file is where the host configuration details are saved. It
is similar to the ’fsmorgue’ file from previous versions of
Autopsy. It has an entry for each file in the host and contains
the host description.
Some directories will have this file in it. It contains MD5
values for important files in the directory. This makes it easy
to validate the integrity of images.
# autopsy -p 8888 10.1.34.19
dd(1), fls(1), ffind(1), ifind(1), grep(1), icat(1) md5(1), strings(1),
The Autopsy Forensic Browser requires The Sleuth Kit
autopsy first appeared in Autopsy v1.0.
This software is distributed under the GNU Public License.
Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>
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