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Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?
From: <shannon () areawidetech com>
Date: 3 Sep 2004 17:59:47 -0000



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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