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Raccoon – Information gathering tool in Kali Linux

  • Last Updated : 17 Jun, 2021

Raccoon is a free and open-source tool available on Github. This tool is used for reconnaissance and information gathering. This tool has various modules that perform different operations, such as whois information, obtaining TLS data DNS records,  subdomain enumeration, threaded dir busting. Different modules perform different operations. This tool is written in python. You must have python installed in your system in order to use the tool. This tool can also perform URL fuzzling. Raccoon is also known as a complete package of information-gathering tools.


Step 1: Open your Kali Linux operating system, move to the Desktop and download the tool and then move to the directory using the following command.

git clone

cd Raccoon


Step 2: As you can see, the tool has been downloaded and now you are in the directory of the tool. Here you can see many files. Now we have to install the tool into the system. Use the following command to install the tool.

python install

python develop

Step 3: Install the tool using the following command.

pip3 install raccoon-scanner

The tool has been downloaded and installed on your system successfully.


Example 1: Use the following command to run the tool to scan

The tool has started scanning the domain

The tool is gathering information.

Here the tool is finding DNS information of the domain. This is how you can get information about the tool.

Example 2: Use the following command to run the tool to scan


More than 300 files have been scanned for the domain. This is how you can also perform scanning in your own domain.

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