Network services in Kali Linux

There are several network services available in Kali Linux; in this section, we will describe only some of them: the HTTP, MySQL, and SSH service. You can find the other services by navigating to Kali Linux | System Services.


In your penetration testing works, you may want to have a web server for various reasons, such as to serve malicious web application scripts. In Kali Linux, there is already an Apache web server installed; you just need to start the service.

The following are the steps that are required to activate your HTTP server in Kali Linux:

  1. To start the Apache HTTP service from the graphical menu, navigate to Kali Linux | System Services | HTTPD | apache2 start; or, from the command line, type the following ...

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