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Re: Re: home-lab environment
From: krymson () gmail com
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:54:16 -0700

I still prefer having different physical boxes around along with different hard drives that I can swap in and out for 
whatever OS I need at the time. Obviously these are old throw-away boxes that are just powerful enough to run the OS 
and that's about it. If you know any IT people or are one yourself, you should be able to scrounge up several.

For starting out, I still recommend getting your hands on Windows 2000 versions and Windows XP SP1 and SP2 installs. 
Running exploits against those boxes makes a nice baseline for tools and a good learning opportunity.

Likewise, having physical boxes will force you to think about the network side of things a little more too, and maybe 
afford flexibility to implementing firewalls or routers or IDS/IPS systems without having to work around the 
often-confusing mess than virtual networking can be.

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Sent: Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 2:17:51 PM
Subject: home-lab environment


I would like to take your opinion about setting a home-lab enviroment
for security practising/learning more. Mostly for pen testing and
security analyzing etc. We have virtualization software available
these days (vmware etc) for running diferent hosts as you know. So
what devices software etc can you recommend for such an enviroment?


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