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Re: Ideas for studentes
From: Iwekani Mukoma <iwekani.mukoma () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 19:01:20 -0400

Any idea on how virtual labs could be set up using VMware or others virtualization applications? This could be another approach to learning

Brian Laing wrote:
I second the recommendation of groups setting up solutions such as described below. Depending on what your lab looks like you also want to look at configuration analysis. This can cover simply getting firewalls and routers setup, but also go deeply into secure setup, auditing policy, common pitfalls, etc. I have done this in the past with great success.

These types of setups do not typically get finished in under 30 hours. So what I do is chain the labs together. So day 1 they setup and audit the firewall. For day two your lab setup is getting all previous components up and running. This works very well specially when trying to illustrate how an end to end network needs to be setup.
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On Oct 1, 2007, at 9:21 AM, Nick Vaernhoej wrote:

Good morning,

How about setting the students up in groups of three and give them each
a task. One installs Nessus, one installs Snort and one installs
smoothwall on a box with httpd enabled and maybe sshd and similar easily
enabled services.

Then hook them up to a switch allowing for port mirroring or an old hub.
Initiate a Nessus scan against the firewalled box running the accessible
services and see what Snort spews out.

That could be set up with a lot of defaults and plenty of challenges for
any level of student.

However if it has to be completed in three hours and can't span multiple
days this may take too long :)

Nick Vaernhoej
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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 7:38 AM
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Subject: Ideas for studentes


I am instructor of a class of students which are
learning info security. each week the students have 3
hours of lab to install a security product. im looking
for ideas of products to install, it could be open
source like iptables, snort or windows applications
etc, I need simple installation so It wont get to
complicated to the studnets. they know linux very

can you send me ideas of products to install? it shoud
be products related to security.

thanks a lot !


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