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Re: Bare-minimum requirements to run metaspoilt
From: HD Moore <hdm () metasploit com>
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 08:34:09 -0500
On 5/4/2010 1:16 AM, Kum Weng Luey wrote:
I am new to meta-spolit and was wondering what would be the minimum PC
requirements that would enable metasploit to run smoothly.
Any recent Linux or Windows installation with 512Mb of RAM and a 2.0ghz+
CPU works fine; you will see a big improvement with more RAM and a
faster CPU. Metasploit has been tested on a handful of embedded devices
with less than 256Mb of RAM, but the results are not pretty.
And also how would metasploit fare on exploiting virtual PCs as well as
running on virtual ones?
It shouldn't care, provided the target uses the same virtual addresses
as a real system. This usually means reliable exploitation using VMWare
and Xen, but sometimes VirtualBox and VirtualPC lead to weird results.