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Old 10-31-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question How to build a Linux Security / Hack Box


I have been using Red Hat 7.2 thru 9 for a couple of years, I have been using it as a OS repalcement (for 80% of the time). I am happy with Red Hat, but I am starting to look at Debian. I am interested in learning as much as I can about Linux, and then implementing the systems in a corporate environment. I have been trying to install numerous sniff / analyzer tools without much sucess.

Here is my question:

I would like to set up my Laptop as a Security Box (Penetration Testing, IDS, sniffer, Cracker) minimal installation of all applications (no games, themes, or other bogus things that waste performance). I want to optimize installations of Kismet, Snort, Airsnort, TCPDump, Etheral. and any other tools that anyone can recommend. Is there a recommended distro for this type of box? Is there a How To for this type? Everytime I try to install I am missing the prereq's, when I try to install the prereq's I am getting permission denied. Clearly I am making mistakes somewhere.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-31-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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Is there a recommended distro for this type of box?
Looks like a crossover between Trinux, FIRE (formerly Biatchux) and PSK (Penguin Sleuth Kit) to me.



Everytime I try to install I am missing the prereq's, when I try to install the prereq's I am getting permission denied.
With all due respect, but when you got these type of problems, do you think building a pentest box is a realistic goal right now?
I don't mean to put you off, but I would suggest you get your basic Linux administration skills up to speed first.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 11:54 AM   #3
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What unSpawn said.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:46 PM   #4
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thanks for the feedback, I'll look into these tools.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:36 PM   #5
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I agree, that I need to understand some of the Admin stuff better (I have been reading the Bible series books). I have some problems with my CD player, and when I am trying to install packages I get failures, so I get the feeling that a lot of programs are getting installed halfway, and aren't working correctly.

That's why I want to start with a base clean install.
 
  


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