Hi! I know it’s been a little over a week since my last update. This past week I’ve been trying to figure out how to allow SSH from my Kali Linux virtual machine.
If you’ve been reading my last several updates, you know I set up several different VMs. It’s been a great learning experience. But I’m stuck on this one problem.
So I was able to properly setup the SSH for my other machines by following the directions from the author.
(If you’re interested, get your copy here.)
Anyways, as I’m following along for setting up my Kali machine, I guess I made an error somewhere. A firewall rule is setup to let traffic through on that one machine. and I put the PuTTY private key on the VM too. I could always backtrack, but that would mean having to reconfigure that machine from scratch. Ugh! As I typed that I thought of one important thing to remember: ALWAYS create a snapshot of your VM before making big changes. SMH.
I don’t HAVE to setup a remote SSH. Since the author suggested it, I figured it’ll be great practice. Especially if I had to do it for a client.
Other than that I was able to create the Metasploitable 2 VM. My lab is done. Now I don’t know what to do. He gives a few suggestions. But I think I’m going to educate myself on the importance of each machine.
It seems as though I’m all over the place, but these things take doing some deep work to learn.
The first topic to tackle would be the Networking side of things. I’ll need a basic understanding of TCP/IP and the other different protocols.
The VMs were configured properly with the correct IP addresses and subnets, but I still don’t know WTF I was doing LOL.
So, I just bought a *cheap* Udemy course on the networking fundamentals. Specifically, a prep for the CCENT.
Will I take the CCENT exam? Maybe. But I really want to get a good grasp on KNOWING the network protocols and how everything works.
Thanks for reading. Until next time…