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At some point it's gonna be hard to compare some of these tools due to differences in service they provide , for example snort & nmap, and then fwBuilder. All I'm saying that network security is wide range and it should be divided on sub polls.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
I agree that this is one of the more unwieldy categories. Next year it's likely that the "Live Distribution" poll will be removed, in favor of a "Security Distribution" poll, which should help this category quite a bit.
Again, so many good ones to choose from, nmap, snort, clamav, tcpdump, are ones I use daily. But lately I've really been using tcpdump a lot and have been pleased with how much useful data you can collect to help trouble shoot network security with.
Next year it's likely that the "Live Distribution" poll will be removed, in favor of a "Security Distribution" poll, which should help this category quite a bit.
Perhaps instead of removing the "Live Distribution" poll, it should become the "Rescue Distribution" poll. I've used Knoppix & MEPIS in the past, & recently got turned on to to TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit). Recovery/rescue/diagnosis/discovery is an important niche.
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