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Old 06-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Smile is any Linux distro better for LEARNING security skills?(loaded question i know)

Hey all!
So I am reasonably new to Linux. I currently run Ubuntu 10.04 alongside Vista. I have been looking for a few linux projects to help me learn, the two that I have thought of have been:

1. LFS
2. Something security related

As for no.2, I am interested in learning about network security, intrusion detection, system logging, firewall logging etc. And as a project I would like to work on creating a desktop box as secure as possible, then maybe testing my own box on my home network.

Question 1. Is there a good linux distro that is designed for security?
Note:. I know people often say "the distro doesn't matter, it only matters how you configure it.
2. Does everyone agree with this? As far as security, learning, etc, are all distros created equally?

I suppose I am wondering if any distro (kernel, patches, setup, utilities, is better set up for LEARNING security procedures etc.

keep im mind im a newbie so be gentle!! Thanks!
Old 06-27-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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Ubuntu will work just fine for learning security. You don't need a different linux distribution for that.

Pick something you're interested in (for example, setting up an IDS or packet filter) and just do it -- that's how you'll learn about security.
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