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Old 06-15-2017, 12:31 PM   #1
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can instant notifications possible in kali linux?


Hi guys,
I'm new to linux and I wonder if any software is available to get instant mail notifications. Please notify me if any.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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new to linux, why kali?


Anyways, are you talking about a desktop mail client or a webmail? Using Gnome?
Yeah, its certainly possible, typically easy, but we can't read your machine.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 01:49 PM   #3
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Read the documentation for Kali.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 11:57 PM   #4
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can instant notifications possible in kali linux?

I hope you aren't running everything as the root user account...
 
Old 06-16-2017, 11:54 AM   #5
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I hope you aren't running everything as the root user account...
No I uses sudo for root permissions. I read that running in root account is not advisable.
 
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new to linux, why kali?


Anyways, are you talking about a desktop mail client or a webmail? Using Gnome?
Yeah, its certainly possible, typically easy, but we can't read your machine.
I'm interested in learning pentesting. I'm talking about desktop mail client. I'm using Gnome and kde-plasma too."but we can't read your machine." What does that mean?
 
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I'm interested in learning pentesting. I'm talking about desktop mail client. I'm using Gnome and kde-plasma too."but we can't read your machine." What does that mean?
You gave us no information and expected a solution.

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I hope you aren't running everything as the root user account...
No I uses sudo for root permissions. I read that running in root account is not advisable.
Correct... and that's not how Kali works, so I'm a bit confused.

I trust you read http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux , and still want to make this work.
Out of the box, desktop notifications from your email client (Web or Desktop) works on ubuntu/fedora/mint (and probably most other major players), so I'd be heading that way and run Kali out of a VM, especially since you're still learning Pen Testing. But because we can...


Are you using Gnome or KDE? What desktop mail client are you using? (Thunderbird, Evolution, etc)
 
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You gave us no information and expected a solution.


Correct... and that's not how Kali works, so I'm a bit confused.

I trust you read http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux , and still want to make this work.
Out of the box, desktop notifications from your email client (Web or Desktop) works on ubuntu/fedora/mint (and probably most other major players), so I'd be heading that way and run Kali out of a VM, especially since you're still learning Pen Testing. But because we can...


Are you using Gnome or KDE? What desktop mail client are you using? (Thunderbird, Evolution, etc)
Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm new in asking questions in this site. Just now starting to learn. I didn't read that documentation till now and thanks for showing it to me. I think using Ubuntu in Virtual box is good idea for me to use it as a normal OS as changing Kali's permissions is not advisable. Thank you Demosa for your support.
 
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Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm new in asking questions in this site. Just now starting to learn. I didn't read that documentation till now and thanks for showing it to me. I think using Ubuntu in Virtual box is good idea for me to use it as a normal OS as changing Kali's permissions is not advisable. Thank you Demosa for your support.
I think you are missing the point. In Linux you should never run ANYTHING as the root user that doesn't NEED to be ran as root. Kali allows this because it is designed to be used in a way that running everything as root shouldn't matter. It also runs things as root by default because many of the tasks you would do in kali require root, as suggested in the above linked kali documentation.

This doesn't mean you cannot add a limited user account to make your kali system suitable and secure for every day use.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 12:22 AM   #10
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I think you are missing the point. In Linux you should never run ANYTHING as the root user that doesn't NEED to be ran as root. Kali allows this because it is designed to be used in a way that running everything as root shouldn't matter. It also runs things as root by default because many of the tasks you would do in kali require root, as suggested in the above linked kali documentation.

This doesn't mean you cannot add a limited user account to make your kali system suitable and secure for every day use.
But every third party app requires root permissions to get installed right? If it is so, then root permissions are given to third party apps which are not good for security. Don't get too annoyed with me. Correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks mralk3.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 04:43 AM   #11
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But every third party app requires root permissions to get installed right? If it is so, then root permissions are given to third party apps which are not good for security. Don't get too annoyed with me. Correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks mralk3.
Only the installation process has the root permissions in that case. When you actually run a program afterwards, it will (hopefully) run as an unprivileged account.

About adding or removing programs to or from the distros, you can morph prettty much any distro into any other by adding or removing programs and adjusting configurations. So if there's something you see in Linux Mint that you would like to run in Ubuntu, it can be added, or vice versa. Similaly if there are programs you read about being in Kali, you can add them to Linux Mint or Ubuntu and master them in a more comfortable environment.
 
  


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