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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Configuring network connection

After logging in to the BackTrack 4, we are going to configure and start the network interface, as this is an important step if we want to do penetration testing to remote machines.

Ethernet setup

In the default VMWare image configuration, the BackTrack 4 virtual machine is using NAT (Network Address Translation) as the network connection used. In this connection mode, by default the BackTrack 4 machine will be able to connect to the outside world through the host operating system, whereas the outside world, including the host operating system, will not be able to connect to the BackTrack virtual machine.

For the penetration testing task, you need to change the virtual machine networking method to bridge mode. First ...

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