SSH into Kali
I’ve had a couple posts about Kali on here already. But I still haven’t had a chance to fully get in to it myself. I know, it’s tragic right? Well for those who know less than I do about it; Kali is a linux distro from Offensive Security that comes packed with tools and programs that make hacking easy. However carrying around a computer for work, one for class, one with Windows, and a tablet or two isn’t really an option, unless your bag is designed for 80lbs. A quick fix for that is to allow remote connections between other computers. My infosec mentor suggested this idea so I could have easy access to the tools available on Kali.
Setting up SSH
I want to set up an SSH port on my kali box so I can access the tools from anywhere I have an internet connection. Currently I have Kali on an old windows computer that used to run vista. I really don’t want to carry that around. However I always have my macbook air for classes so I can use that and then connect to my other, heavier, computer. Setting up SSH on a kali box is really easy, I followed one of many tutorials online and it all seems to work when i run ssh [email protected] I even set up some cool ascii art to personalize the process of logging in. I had fun with that part.
The complicated part is my router from Comcast. For some reason I cant set up correct port forwarding so outside SSH traffic can get to my laptop. If anyone can help me figure that part out, I’d owe you one! At first I thought it was because I have a router behind a router on my network. but even after fixing that and moving to the outter network. I still can’t get port forwarding to work and it seems that it’s because Comcast doesn’t like having their rental equipment used as a network bridge. I’m not entirely sure if those reports are true; but after struggling for so long with this and not being able to get it working I’m starting to assume it’s true.