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Re: Creating my own personal Linux distribution for Penetration Testing and White-Hat Hacking
From: Roman Medina-Heigl Hernandez <roman () rs-labs com>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 09:40:15 +0100

I agree with Michael. LiveCD is nice in several scenarios but many of us
would often prefer not having to reboot to a specific livecd but keep using
our existing Linux OS. Why not to integrate pen-testing tools as .deb
packages? In the worst case, it should be ok to have one and only one .deb,
valid for Debian/Ubuntu, so I got a whole bunch of pentest tools with a simple:
aptitude install pentest-tools

Perhaps not all tools could be packaged (because they may need specific
kernel hacks/modules, like wifi injection patches, which may not be
suitable for an "every day" desktop kernel), but I guess they (problematic
tools) should be the least.

This is as useful as a livecd, but I have not seen a robust&mature project
with this idea.


Michael Boman escribió:
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 8:07 PM, Baykal, Adnan (CSCIC)
<adnan.baykal () cscic state ny us> wrote:
I second that. What is missing in backtrack that you are going to
include in "Subuntu"?

I hope a maintainable computer. BackTrack is nice as a live CD/USB but
keeping it up-to-date means re-flashing it when a new version is
released. I would welcome a 'apt-get update && apt-get upgrade'
approach to keep the core system updated.

But I don't understand why we need yet another version of Ubuntu.
Wouldn't it be better just offering a repository that any Ubuntu (or
Debian for that matter) distro can include and get all the tools you
need? Else you will duplicate a lot of work (I use my EEE PC 901 for
some of my security work, do you want to keep up-to-date on those
patches as well?).

Best regards
Michael Boman

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