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Re: Lab leads??
From: "Alex Butcher (pentest)" <pentest () cocoa demon co uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 20:12:36 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, 'ken'@FTU wrote:


I'm looking to set up a lab of about 30 host to simulater an

Does anyone have any sources (papers) or ideas that might help? Here are
a few parameters:

Lab must contain various OS'es.
Lab must be able to be very easily configurable to create and
demonstrate holes and how to patch them. (But then recreate the hole to
demonstrate the weakness again to another set of people.)
The holes must be at the network, os and application levels.

One idea I had is to create images of servers known to have holes,
demonstrate the exploit, patch the hole, show it is fixed and then
reimage the disk with the old hole. The imaging trick should work with
different OS's as well. What do you think?

VMware is very nice for this. You can backup the "clean" image before and
after hardening it, so you can reuse it again and again. If you have
enough memory, you can even run multiple hosts on the same piece of

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

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