Setup Pentesting Environment in Local machine

Setup Pentesting Environment in Local machine | Information Security | Sanket R Jain

This article provides in depth tutorial on how to setup Pentesting Environment in Local machine. Before creating environment, there are 3 things needed.

  1. Installed VirtualBox
  2. Windows Xp OS Installed in VirtualBox
  3. BackTrack or Kali OS

The following are the steps for creating Pentesting Environment:-

Step 1:- General Setting for VirtualBox.

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Click on File on right top and select Preferences Option

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Select Network option

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Select Host-only Networks

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Add host-only network

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Edit Host-only Network

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Host-only Network by Default Details

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Adding DHCP setting for Host-only network (Host in this would be granted IP address from this range)

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Step 2:- Changing network setting for Virtual Machine In VirtualBox

Open Setting of Windows Virtual Machine

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Change Network Setting for Windows Xp

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Open Setting of Backtrack 5 Virtual machine

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Change Network Setting for Backtrack

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Step 3:- Testing and ping virtual Machine

Start Window Xp Virtual Machine and open command prompt

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Check IP address ( IP address would be from range provided in DHCP server in host-only network setting)

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Start Backtrack Virtual Machine and open Terminal and Check IP address ( IP address would be from range provided in DHCP server in host-only network setting)

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Ping from Backtrack to Windows XP (If ping is not successful. turn off windows firewall in windows Xp)

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Ping from windows Xp to backtrack

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Pentesting Environment is now created.

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