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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Installing Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server is an easy-to-use Linux distribution that can be used to host network services and/or vulnerable software for testing in a security lab. Feel free to use other Linux distributions if you prefer; however, Ubuntu is a good choice for beginners because there is a lot of reference material and resources publicly available.

Getting ready

Prior to installing Ubuntu Server in VMware, you will need to download the image disk (ISO file). This file can be downloaded from Ubuntu's website at the following URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/server.

How to do it…

After the image file has been loaded and the virtual machine has been booted from it, you will see the default Ubuntu menu that is shown in the following screenshot. This ...

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