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Re: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?
From: Nilesh Burghate <nileshb () nii co in>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 11:37:59 -0700

Hi Shannon,

I am using Linux running of VMWare on the windows laptop for quite sometime.

Its a beautiful combination to get best of both the worlds and haven't
face any problems regarding the NIC. But yes it eats lots of CPU. I have
 P4 with 512 RAM.

Cheers,

Nilesh Burghate, BS7799 LA
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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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