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Re: VMware and pen-testing
From: Christine Kronberg <seeker () shalla de>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 10:14:54 +0200 (CEST)


  Hi,


Hello, I am a student of computer science trying to learn more about the art of pen-testing. I have several tools at my disposal: 
nmap, enum, Metsploit Framework, Cain and Abel, ect. I obviously cannot test these against commercial networks (I could but I 
certainly don't want to go to jail) I have used nmap though due to it's unobtrusive nature. I therefore downloaded the 
evaluation version of VMware. I set up virtual machines with a host only connection; furthermore, I see the virtual machines 
network connections in network connections. I am running windows XP. I cannot figure out, probably due to my inexperience at 
networking, how to connect to the machnies once I have them up and running so I can run nmap scans against them (among other 
things). Any help would be appreciated, including links or whatever knowledge you guys could pass on.

  Instead of host-only set the network connection in brigded mode.
  Works like charm for me. :-)

  Regards,

  Christine Kronberg.



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