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Re: VMWare and which linux distro?
From: amine <security () kalamiteit nl>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 07:11:10 +0100

Maxime Rousseau wrote:

Hi List,
 

hi back,

I think a good portion of you guys use a VMWare-Linux setup when doing
pen-test (for many reasons).

indeed

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.
 

well you always could try an old version of slackware .. or redhat (as
targets) , also X is not a must ... you can install it if you want!
also take a look at knoppix-std, it has a lot of nice built in
applications( for a live distribution).

I am uncertain about which would work best in this particular scenario
and i really cant think of anyone better then you guys to give me
insight.
 

well all linux distributions i have used / known  work JUST FINE in
VMWare, so it actually is more a matter of taste!

Thanks,

 

No problem!

-Maxime

 

Amine


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