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Re: Using a Virtualized Pen Test Platform
From: "0x0e.org" <jcran () 0x0e org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 10:03:49 -0500

I'm going to throw another vote out there for virtualbox. I use it on top of ubuntu to virtualize windows, and it networks, suspends, and generally /works/ flawlessly. Make sure to download the version from sun (as opposes to the dpkg/apt repos) because it offers USB support, among other things.

jcran

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On Oct 24, 2009, at 11:08 PM, JoePete <joepete () joepete com> wrote:

On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 12:07 -0400, Jon Kibler wrote:
For the past several months, I have been tinkering with using VMware Workstation as my base platform, so I can just switch VMs rather than having to reboot.

In terms of virtualization, I would recommend giving Sun's VirtualBox a
look. It does a pretty job without the cost of VMware. But one problem
you do run into with pentesting is getting at the network hardware,
particularly any internal wireless card that you might use WLAN
cracking.

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JoePete


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