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    Other Linux Security Distros?

    I need a llinux distro with security tools...most probably based on knoppix. I heard of knoppix-STD but is there other distros? knoppix-STD seems quite old and not up2date.
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    knoppix 3.6 is not old or out of date.
    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

    Could get the latest slackware live version called "slax"
    http://www.slackware-live.org/

    additionally in our OS section, there's several threads listing all of the Linux distros.

    cheers
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    Here's a site that breaks some of the Live CDs into specific areas:

    Forensics

    Firewalls

    General Security

    Penguin Sleuth wasn't a bad version and seemed more user-friendly but Knoppix-STD did seperate their tools into more specific and identifiable categories. I have found that overall most Live CDs in the Security area seem to be a behind on the times (latest updates, etc.). That said, you may want to just create your own by visiting Linux Live to get the scripts and other links.

    Alternatively, you could follow the HowTo Using RPMs to create one or follow the directions given at Linux Journal, which shows how to build with an existing distro (RedHat).

    Hope this helps to get you started.
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    Originally posted here by Relyt
    tancy123

    knoppix 3.6 is not old or out of date.
    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

    Could get the latest slackware live version called "slax"
    http://www.slackware-live.org/

    additionally in our OS section, there's several threads listing all of the Linux distros.

    cheers
    I am looking for an LINUX distro with security tools. (not just any distros) thanks i was downloading whoppix . Thanks MsMittens also
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    Hey,

    I think Phlack is pretty good. Comes with pretty good tutorials and tools
    http://www.phlak.org/modules/mydownloads/

    Don't make the mistake of downloading Hack9. It sucks!!

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    Once you become familiar with RPM, PGKTOOL, etc., you’ll laugh at this:

    I am looking for an LINUX distro with security tools.

    have fun!
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