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From: Don Miesle <donmiesle () mac com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:39:04 -0800

I've seen this recommendation a couple of times, and given the age of the computers and the OS/processor overhead of VMWare, this doesn't seem like a viable option. Given the age of the systems (and therefore the size of the drives), I personally would just create a dd image of one of the systems and blow it out to all of the systems at the beginning of each night.


On Jan 14, 2009, at 2:23 AM, vinod sharma wrote:

vmware is the best tool for such actvities.

Thanks & Regards,
Vinod Sharma
ipolicynetworks
(Security Research Group)



----- Original Message ----
From: kalgecin <kalgecin () gmail com>
To: tony_l_turner () yahoo com; Javier Perez <disco299 () gmail com>; listbounce () securityfocus com ; pen-test () securityfocus com
Sent: Wednesday, 14 January, 2009 12:09:55 PM
Subject: Re: Recover full environment

i'd recommend creating a live cd and using it.

On 1/14/09, tony_l_turner () yahoo com <tony_l_turner () yahoo com> wrote:
Vmware and snapshots are typically the easiest way to do this. Its how I
revert to a known good state when assessing malware threats.
------Original Message------
From: Javier Perez
Sender: listbounce () securityfocus com
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Sent: Jan 13, 2009 5:37 PM
Subject: Recover full environment

Hi pentesters

I have some old computers (pentium 3) in my basement and I wanna use
them as training servers, not just for me but also for my friends.
I've been thinking in DVL (damn vulnerable linux), although any other
option is welcome. In any way, they're intent to be some kind easy to
root and I don't want to reinstall them every short time manually, so
the question is:

Is there any software/script/methodology that you recommend me to
restore their full environment every night?

Thanks in advance and excuse my poor english.




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