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RE: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?
From: "Roman, David" <david.roman () eds com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 08:40:46 -0500

Have a dedicated NIC for the Virtual Machine. I don't know if that will
solve any war driving issues but it really helps when running Nessus. 

-----Original Message-----
From: shannon () areawidetech com [mailto:shannon () areawidetech com] 
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 1:00 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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