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  1. #1
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    Enable ssh at boot

    For a long time, I was unable to get the 'ssh' service to start up at boot time. I'll describe the problems I encountered, and then the solution. I used VMware Workstation v10.0.0.5 to create a 64 bit kali vm, installed from the latest (v1.1.0a) ISO.

    Out of the box, brand new, 'rcconf' does not even show/list the 'ssh' service.
    I could tweak the 'ssh' service with 'sysv-rc-conf', for run-levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Reboot. 'rcconf' would then show the 'ssh' service.
    It still didn't start at boot (by checking service status, and ps). Another check in sysv-rc-conf would show ssh as still be started for run-levels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

    I looked into: "update-rc.d -f ssh enable 2 3 4 5" and that fixed the issue. The 'ssh' would be running after every reboot.

    Another interesting detail: The magic line at the top of /etc/init.d/ssh, contains a space: "#!<space>/bin/sh". I removed the space in my VM for consistency, but thought you all should know.

  2. #2
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    Just FYI, 1.1.0a is pretty old, current version is 2018.2. VMware workstation current version is 14, you are quite a few years behind.

    "update-rc.d ssh enable" is enough to enable it at boot, no need for all the parameters you mention. You should check out https://kali.training for more useful commands

  3. #3
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    "For a long time" that's too long and too old version, I'm using a latest and I got no problem in ssh.

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