RE: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?

From: mthompson (mthompson_at_brinkster.com)
Date: 09/04/04

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    To: <shannon@areawidetech.com>, <pen-test@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    Make sure you use a supported version. I am doing the same thing but, it
    took about 3 distos to get it to load with out any extra work.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: shannon@areawidetech.com [mailto:shannon@areawidetech.com]
    Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 2:00 PM
    To: pen-test@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?

    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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