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RE: VMWare and which linux distro?
From: Matthew Wagenknecht <Matthew.Wagenknecht () quantum com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 07:02:53 -0700

Fedora doesn't work with the current version of Vmware.. It installs ok, but
networking doesn't work. It is a known issue and VMWare has yet to respond.

Personally, I like Knoppix-std and RedHat.. Knoppix has all the tools I have
needed and runs from a CD.  I use RedHat because I am most familiar with it.
Most if not all of the pen-test tools out there work on 99% of the linux
distros available. It's really more of a familiarity decision than a
tool-based decision..  

Matt Wagenknecht                          CISSP  |  MCSE
Sr. Security Administrator
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-----Original Message-----
From: Maxime Rousseau [mailto:m.rousseau () cgi com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 2:16 PM
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 insight.





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