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Re: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?
From: Ben Timby <asp () webexc com>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 03:31:06 -0500

If you like Gentoo or Debian, you can get coLinux (cooperative linux) which will run as windows service and provide working Linux machine. Disk images are provided for the above distros. I use Gentoo in this capacity at work, and have been very impressed.

Be sure to configure your network by bridging the virtual NIC w/ your NIC. Use an appropriate editor for the xml config file. I would suggest Vim for Windows.

www.colinux.org

shannon () areawidetech com wrote:

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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