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RE: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?
From: "Chad" <chad () mr-lew com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 20:04:11 -0400

Shannon,

        I've done some limited "playing" with that type of setup and
didn't come up on any problems. However, with all the talk lately of
problems with XP SP2 things may be different. There have been some
reports that XP SP2 disables access to the raw sockets for IP. (Someone
correct me if my explanation isn't correct...) That means you won't have
any problems capturing traffic, but you will/may have problems spoofing
addresses. Don't know how the VMWare aspect will react and if it will
overcome the issue.

I would be curious to know the outcome...

HTH,
Lew

-----Original Message-----
From: shannon () areawidetech com [mailto:shannon () areawidetech com] 
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 2:00 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?




I'm considering running Linux from my XP pro laptop under a VMWare
(workstation edition) session. Anyone out there w/ experience using this
setup that might have any tips / warnings / encouraging advice? This
machine would be for pen testing, and is definitely beefy enough to
handle the load, if this is a good solution. I'd be running Nessus, and
doing probing w/ nmap.

My other alternative is to repurpose a machine from our lab, but the
physical setup and reloading would take far more time than the VMWare
option, and would obviously be less flexible.

So is anyone out there using this setup...? I heard rumors of problems
related to direct hardware access (the NIC) for wardiving purposes...?

Thanks!

-Shannon Kelley

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