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Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing by Robert W. Beggs

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Configuring network services and secure communications

The first step in being able to use Kali is to ensure that it has connectivity to either a wired or wireless network to support updates and customization.

You may need to obtain an IP address by DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), or assign one statically. First, confirm your IP address using the ifconfig command from a terminal window, as shown in the following screenshot:

Configuring network services and secure communications

In this particular case, the VM has been assigned an IP address of 192.168.204.132. If an IP address was not obtained, an address can be assigned by DHCP using the command dhclient eth0 (or other available interfaces, ...

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