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Re: VMWare and which linux distro?
From: Martin Mačok <martin.macok () underground cz>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 13:18:55 +0100

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 ?

I do not which is the best, but you should consult the list of
officially supported Linux host operating systems:

http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/ws_specs.html

I'm using VMWare Workstation 4 on Red Hat 7.3/8.0 and Mandrake Linux
9.1/9.2 without any problem. From a pen-test point of view I would
recommend Mandrake 9.2 (it's new, RedHat-compatible and full of tools)
though it is not officially supported.


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         Martin Mačok                 http://underground.cz/
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