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RE: VMWare and which linux distro?
From: "Christoph Strizik" <christophstrizik () yahoo com au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 20:04:45 +1100

Hi Maxime

I have tried several vmware Linux combinations. Below is a list of my

Linux Suse 9: big troubles with NAT between vmware and host OS;
Mandrake: couldn't get SVGA running;
Redhat 8: smooth as it should be!

so my favourite is definitely Redhat 8.0


-----Original Message-----
From: Maxime Rousseau [mailto:m.rousseau () cgi com] 
Sent: Thursday, 8 January 2004 8:16 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: VMWare and which linux distro?

Hi List,

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 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





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