Re: Creating a Test Network
From: enine (enine_at_ninefamily.com)
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 08:06:17 -0700 To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sorry for the top post, stuck with IE at work which crashes if I try to edit anything in webmail.
I have gone virtual with my test network. run Linux as the host OS for virtual machines, then have different vitruals for different OS's. make a snapshot of the vitrual before messing with it then I can easily roll back whatever I decide to break/infect the virtual with. Go here http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ and try a couple.
You can run vmware under windows but its so much slower under windows than under Linux that I highly recommend doing it under Linux.
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From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:58:19 +0200
>On 2005-10-19 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> I want to ask some questions regarding a test network for
>> experiments...I have 3 systems.I have VMWare 4.5 .Various OS's.etc etc
>> ..I have not taken CCNA exam ..so please dont mind to answer my silly
>> 1.Can I can use Internet Connection sharing for 2 machines ?
>You can do that, though I would strongly recommend you'd rather put a
>test network behind a separate firewall (with restrictive ruleset).
>> Or should i have to take 3 different IP's from ISP.
>> 2.How many OS's Should i install on 3 systems.
>That would depend on what you are trying to test/achieve.
>"Another option [for defragmentation] is to back up your important files,
>erase the hard disk, then reinstall Mac OS X and your backed up files."
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