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Re: Using a Virtualized Pen Test Platform
From: Robin Wood <dninja () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 22:31:21 +0000

2009/11/9 0x0e.org <jcran () 0x0e org>:
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.

I'll add my vote to virtualbox, I started using it when vmware server
started getting slow to start up.

It works really well for running on a headless box as it is really
easy to control by command line.

Robin


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.

--
JoePete


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