Kali 2.0 Post Installation Tips | Kali - GNS3 - Xming | Virtual Ethical hacking Setup
Last month I had posted how to install kali on Vmware workstation, this will be the third post in my Kali linux tutorial series. Here in this post, I will be discussing the recommended post installation tips. Below are the few tips which will be covered in this post,
Installing Vmware tools on Kali 2.0To install Vmware tools, open terminal and paste below commands one by one, make sure that you have internet connection.
apt-get update apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r) apt-get install open-vm-toolbox
Once you have executed the above commands, reboot your kali machine.
Resolving apt-get repository issuesIf for some reason you chose “no” when asked “use a network mirror” during your Kali installation, you may be missing some entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
If that's the case, Add below 4 lines to your sources.list file,
deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
This will solve your problem with the repositories.
Checking for latest updatesExecute the below commands to update your Kali linux.
apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade
Network settings in Kali
You can use ifconfig command to set the IP address and Gateway for your Kali, but these settings will not available after a reboot. If you want permanent network settings, you have to edit '/etc/network/interfaces' file. Here is a sample,
iface eth0 inet static address 126.96.36.199 mask 255.0.0.0 network 188.8.131.52 gateway 184.108.40.206 dns-nameserver 220.127.116.11 allow-hotplug eth0
To enable SSH on your kali, you have to edit '/etc/ssh/sshd_config' file. Add ListenAddress, make sure to remove the # in the beginning,
Also add # in the below line,
Start the SSH service by using below commands,
update-rc.d -f ssh defaults
To Unmute Audio
apt-get install alsa-utils -y
Kali with GNS3 - Simulate network AttacksI am network engineer, I like playing with networking stuffs. I have GNS3 already installed in my machine. Also by integrating GNS3 and Kali linux, I can simulate various network attacks. I recommend you to install GNS3 as well. Once you have GNS3 installed, connect your router to the VMware adapter of your Kali VM.
Make sure that your router and Kali are pinging each other. You can refer the snapshots below, to get an idea.