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Re: VMWare and which linux distro?
From: Steve Kemp <steve () steve org uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 23:24:59 +0000

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 04:15:49PM -0500, Maxime Rousseau wrote:

I think a good portion of you guys use a VMWare-Linux setup when doing
pen-test (for many reasons). The question i would like to ask is, which
linux distribution works best for this specific purpose ? Obviously you
dont need a distribution with many fency Xwin features and preferably
good networking tools built-in.

  I like Debian for this purpose as it provides a very minimal
 installation which I personally find easy to understand.

  In addition to this there is a vast, vast, collection of packages
 which are available for download with minimal effort.

  I manage this by having two linux chroots, one with Debian stable
 and one with Debian unstable just in case I need a choice of versions.

  I suspect that any answer you receive will come down to personal
 preference and religion though ;)

Steve
--
Edinburgh System Administrator : Linux, UNIX, Windows
Looking for an interesting job : http://www.steve.org.uk/

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