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Old 07-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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I have currently purchased a system that I could use for my own developmental experience and I am planning to create an vulnerability scanner box. With this box I plan to use Snort and other various vulnerability scanner tools but I am uncertain what OS would be ideal. I have heard that OpenBSD is great for simulating a Linux server environment in a business but I have also been told that CentOS would be better. Other OS's I have contemplated were Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc. Will you all please provide me with your opinions?
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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There's no any exact answer for your question. IMHO you got to try every single listed distro in your post until you find one which is the most suitable for you.
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That or consider any corporate or support requirements or advisories specific to your work environment.

I prefer to use what works best, weighted slightly towards Debian, but on the production network only RHEL is allowed.
Considering all they have done for Linux and the FOSS community in general, I am happy to see another RH license.

At home I use Debian, but I always keep something on CentOS or Fedora. That way what I learn there applies well to the RHEL work environment.

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