Configuring Kali Linux in the AWS Cloud with Public IP?

Problem carrying your Kali Linux with you? Or are you struggling hard to get the public IP associated with Kali Linux? Both and many of the problems can be solved by hosting the Kali Linux in the Amazon AWS (EC2) Cloud.

This video tutorial discusses the steps:

  • Configure the Amazon AWS account
  • Configure the Kali Linux instance in the AWS
  • Access the cloud based OS via SSH (using PuTTy in Windows and SSH in your Linux)
  • Install GNOME desktop environment on Kali Linux using the terminal
  • Setup the SSH tunneling (use TightVNC to access the GUI of the cloud based OS)

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PuTTy Windows:          [email protected] 

For Linux users:

chmod 400 key_pairs.pem

ls -lah | grep key_pairs

ssh -i key_pairs.pem [email protected]

Local Linux machine:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies tightvncserver

Install the GUI in the Kali Linux:

apt-get install gnome-core kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base

tightvncserver –geometry 1024×768

Local Kali Machine:

ssh -L 5901:localhost:5901 -N -f [email protected] -i key_pairs.pem

netstat -anop | grep 590

Irfan Shakeel
irfan shakeel, the founder of ehacking project, he also hosts classes at eh academy. he has found many vulnerabilities in the world’s known platforms, he has been providing it security training since 2010. you might have read his articles and opinion on ibm developers, infosec institute, alienvault, eh academy and other known blogs. follow him on twitter, linkedin and quora.

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