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Local Area Security Linux LiveCD

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the sysadmin-warchest dept.

Security 94

An anonymous reader writes "LocalAreaSecurity.com has released a new version of their live-CD Linux distribution for information security professionals. It contains over 200 security tools including all the usual suspects (Nmap, Nessus, etc.) as well as many other great tools less well known. The ISO images are meant to be burned on 185MB and 210MB miniCDs which they update around twice a month. L.A.S. also publishes many papers on how to use the tools as well as research docs on *nix security. Their latest papers include: Securing Mambo Open Source CMS, Doing More With Less: Nessus, and L.A.S. Security Tool Review and Howto: kismet."

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yes (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816222)

but no. and maybe.

Obviously... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816224)

If Linux needs so many security tools, it must be less secure than Windows!

(Posted anonymously to provide cover from the WinMod hit squad!)

Re:Obviously... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816270)

Actually, the problem is, why should I care about security - I can't even download images from my camera with Linux.

Re:Obviously... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816289)

that says more about how it sucks to be you than it does about linux.

Re:Obviously... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816312)

Almost sad enough to make me waste a "Flamebait" mod point on you. Too bad you aren't worth it.

Re:Obviously... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816386)

You have to wait forever for that mod point Anonymous Coward.

Re:Obviously... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816331)

Oh I should have mentioned - its not a digital camera. Does anyone know how to do this ?

Re:Obviously... (5, Insightful)

SphericalCrusher (739397) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816320)

This is for the security of your network, not just that computer. WITH those tools, COMES the security -- even Windows has its share of security tools.

I wonder how this will fare against Knoppix STD? Knoppix, as the world knows, is an awesome LiveCD distro of Linux that comes with an assortment of tools. This... just seems to come with a lot more. I guess it just matters about that user-friendliest though, as an Elite Linux user could boot up with Slackware CD 2, the LiveCD and do just as much or more. But yet, Slackware is as user friendly as a rabid wolf.

Re:Obviously... (2, Interesting)

igrp (732252) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816431)

I was wondering the same thing. The great thing about Knoppix STD, at least as far as I am concerned, is Knoppix's awesome auto-hardware recognition. I use a PDA with a WLAN CF card and carry a Knoppix STD CD that I use on the next available system to follow up on irregularities while doing network analysis.

And Knoppix STD (security tools distribution, just to clear that up ;) works flawlessly on even the oldest and most exotic systems. I haven't personally used LAS Linux but the degree of flexibility Knoppix offers will be hard to match.

Re:Obviously... (1)

hacker (14635) | more than 10 years ago | (#8820013)

I wonder how this will fare against Knoppix STD? Knoppix, as the world knows, is an awesome LiveCD distro of Linux that comes with an assortment of tools.

If you haven't already downloaded and burned/mounted this, this IS KNOPPIX with some slightly different branding. It still boots up and says KNOPPIX all over it.

Move along now, the Linuxcare BBC did more than this, and was much more integrated and tested.

Re:Obviously... (3, Funny)

willy134 (682318) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816338)

These CDS are great for network hacking^H^H^H^H^H^H^H security. You can scan for bad packets and find a problem node on the network.

I put Linux Live CD's on the computers at Best Buy (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816236)

People then complain that this Linux OS is slow

Re:I put Linux Live CD's on the computers at Best (5, Interesting)

ebilhoax (609649) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816798)

People then complain that this Linux OS is slow

I was going to reply to this with something witty since I work for Best Buy as an In-Store Technician, and use Linux LiveCDs on a daily basis...
I have never had customers complain about the speed of it, but more about cool it is to run directly from CD and rescue their files.

Nmap (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816238)

I hope everybody knows that the creator of nmap is a criminal, and used his port scanner tool for illegal purposes. [slashdot.org]

Slashdot has supported Fyodor in his illegal actions. I hope you people don't do the same.

Re:Nmap (3, Insightful)

qualico (731143) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816333)

But Nmap is a MUST have tool you can not do without.

Would you throw away your hammer because it can be used to illegally break into places?

Re:Nmap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816750)

You're an idiot. The guy (fyodor) is a no-good cracker...

Re:Nmap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816969)

The guy (fyodor) is a no-good cracker...
and?
how does that make what he wrote a bad thing, something that i should not use?

Re:Nmap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8817752)

He may have written nmap, but he has never had sex.

Re:Nmap (1)

Boglin (517490) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818213)

He may have written nmap, but he has never had sex.
  • Fact: Isaac Newton never had sex.
  • Fact: 9/11 wouldn't have happened if we didn't have gravity.
Conclusion: We must ban gravity.

Re:Nmap (1)

Zwack (27039) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818347)

Nice try, but wrong conclusion...

Fact: 9/11 wouldn't have happened if we didn't have gravity.

Fact: Gravity was discovered by Isaac Newton.

Fact: Isaac Newton never had sex.

Conclusion: We must ban virginity. (I can hear some people cheering that now.)

Z.

Re:Nmap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8822371)

You're an idiot. The guy (fyodor) is a no-good cracker...

Interesting point about nmap vs its author. I wonder... If Charles Manson somehow accidentally found a cure for cancer, who would choose to die rather than take it because he is an 'evil', convicted killer?

The law and desireability (4, Insightful)

0x0d0a (568518) | more than 10 years ago | (#8817260)

I hope everybody knows that the creator of nmap is a criminal, and used his port scanner tool for illegal purposes.

Uh, huh.

When Phil Zimmerman released PGP, he underwent a three-year investigation by the FBI.

I not care in the least what either Phil or Fyodor did (especially when Fyodor was tracking down a harasser). They produce excellent software, which is their only interaction with me.

There is a lot of content on Slashdot that could be considered libel. If every person guilty of libel on Slashdot was ignored, we'd have an awfully quiet forum.

Mini-disks only? (0, Interesting)

filekutter (617285) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816245)

Guess I'll find out shortly.... coaster time!!!!

Re:Mini-disks only? (2, Informative)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816284)

"Designed for a minidisc" really just means that they're intentionally limiting themselves to fit on the smaller disc. Of course, you can always decompress an ISO image to a larger disc than needed and have leftover space...

Re:Mini-disks only? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8817030)

most retarded use of "decompress" ever.

Re:Mini-disks only? (3, Funny)

Marnoot1 (768700) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816316)

Ah, if only I had mini disks to burn it to. Guess it'll have to go on my 2 cent full size ones instead. Such a waste, when I could put it on a 1 cent one! Wow, 8 comments and the site's already down. Are they running the server off one of these mini-cds?

Re:Mini-disks only? (2, Informative)

suwain_2 (260792) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816560)

Actually, it seems the other way around: I got a better deal on my full-size ones than I did on the mini CDs.

Re:Mini-disks only? (1)

monique (10006) | more than 10 years ago | (#8817730)

Near as I can tell, mini disks are actually more expensive than full-sized ones.

Blah.

Re: it's my NEW, NEW!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8820598)

Mini-DVD = CD-R but small-sized Mini_CD-R-like, 700 MiB instead of 4.3 GiB.

Micro-DVD = mini_CD-R but tiny-sized ring-like, aprox. 200 MiB instead of 700 MiB.

open4free (c) seeing 'John mNemonic'

Re:Mini-disks only? (0)

chadm1967 (144897) | more than 10 years ago | (#8819149)

The site seems to be running just fine from my end. Are you sure it isn't a problem with your hardware?

We use this distro all the time at work. The L.A.S. group knows security.

Re:Mini-disks only? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8817091)

What is with the extreme push on mini-cds? Does anyone actually use them that much? I always found they were more expensive and less useful. It's not like a CD is that big. If you were going to give them out somewhere I could see it, but not in a situation like this.

Re:Mini-disks only? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8821652)

It's a back-pocket thing - you wouldn't understand... Girls don't have pockets.

Bob Dillan's Fault (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816246)

Title says it all, it's Bob Dillan's Dill Pickle!

PHLAK? (3, Interesting)

discogravy (455376) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816275)

is this related to the PHLAK project?

Re:PHLAK? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816294)

I was going to ask the same thing. I'm interested in how it compares to PHLAK!

Re:PHLAK? (4, Interesting)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816321)

I think the key difference is that this is a White Hat tool, while PHLAK is meant for people weariing Black Hats...

Re:PHLAK? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8818082)

You're a retard. There are good guys and bad guys but they all use the same tools.

More proof that slashdot people aren't smart enough nor interested in security issues.

Dumbass

Re:PHLAK? (1)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818436)

You're a retard. There are good guys and bad guys but they all use the same tools. True, which is why these two projects end up looking so similar. It's all a matter of presentation of those tools...

Re:PHLAK? (1)

TomTraynor (82129) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818200)

Don't know if Black hats use it, but, I did to fix a virus problem on a MS based machine. Picked out the problems and cleaned it up enough for us to do a backup. The site seems to be down when I checked yesterday.

Re:PHLAK? (1)

schwaang (667808) | more than 10 years ago | (#8819583)

The Knoppix-STD [knoppix-std.org] logo is a black cat. Gee, "black cat" sounds just like "black hat"...

Re:PHLAK? (1)

Glamdrlng (654792) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824467)

I think the key difference is that this is a White Hat tool, while PHLAK is meant for people weariing Black Hats...


I disagree. The only "black hat tools" imo are rootkits and the like. Everything else, to and including password crackers and vulnerability scanners, is just as much an auditing tool as it is a cracking tool.

Having used both distros, PHLAK has a little bit more style to it. I don't get the impresion that they made it for black hat uses, but wannabe blackhats may gravitate to it. You gotta admit, there's something to be said for tux wearing a kevlar. On the other hand, LAS goes so far as to publish exploit code on their site, so if you want to throw around the blackhat moniker it's not like they're angels. The LAS guys seem to update more often though, and the miniCD does add to the convenience factor.

MOD PARENT UP (2, Informative)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816350)

Glad you brought that up, i was about to post a link, but their site seems to be down.

busted link for future reference [phlak.org]

Re:PHLAK? (1)

andy666 (666062) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816429)

No but I think that it bears a close relationship with PHLEGM.

Re:PHLAK? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8817357)

This project has been around a lot longer than Phlak. It was stared almost two years ago publically.

Re:PHLAK? (1)

mackermacker (250587) | more than 10 years ago | (#8822197)

I was wondering the same thing. This isnt related to PHLAK. I run PHLACK under vmware, but im not really too impressed with it, and think it has a long way to go. As far as blackhats use that, whitehats use this, etc, I'm not buying it. People will use whatever tool supports there needs the most. I will try this out, but when it comes down to it, a skilled person with just a few tools can probably do as much as someone with hundreds. Personally, if I could have 1 tool, it would probably be NETCAT.

Talk about security.... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816300)

Their web server's so secure, I can't access it!!

Re:Talk about security.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816533)

No it must be a terrorist plot to prevent us from viewing the tools what would protect us from their devious attack. The fiends! We must all set our browsers up to try the site every 5 seconds, so when they beat back the terrorist attack we all can get their tools as soon as possible! It chills me to the bone trying to think of what kind of attack could have brought their server down...

I have used LAS... (5, Informative)

Punk Walrus (582794) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816341)

... and I liked it. So did a coworker, who then stole it. There's irony in there somewhere...

Some other good Security LiveCD distros are Knoppix STD [knoppix-std.org] and P.H.L.A.K. But I mainly use Knoppix (which also has kismet [kismetwireless.net] and nmap [insecure.org] ), and when I want speed, SLAX [linux-live.org] is very good.

Re:I have used LAS... (2)

Punk Walrus (582794) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816376)

Oops, here's the P.H.L.A.K link:

http://www.phlak.org/ [phlak.org]

Seems to be down currently, tho...

Re:I have used LAS... (3, Interesting)

The_Mystic_For_Real (766020) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816459)

I have used Knoppix STD and PHLAK and have found Knoppix STD to be the superior system. PHLAK, if my memory serves, is actually based on Knoppix STD and it seems that the only thing they did was to strip off some of the things in STD that weren't security related and tack on a bunch of cracking programs and many cracking related tutorials. It might be nice to put on another box and test the security of your network.

Get your STD now (1, Funny)

Mantorp (142371) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816695)

most are free, but you can get it when you pay as well. Depends on the vendor.

Re:I have used LAS... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816871)

...when I want speed, SLAX is very good.

When I want throughput, Exlax is very good.

Can it scan MS servers (1, Interesting)

rosewood (99925) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816345)

Ive recently started administering more and more server 2003 environments and I feel the microsoft security auditing tool isn't that sexy and Id love an easy scan. Im too lazy to just look myself (oh the irony) so maybe someone here knows?

I mean, nmap is always useful but I know my ports are solid so what else on there isn't *nix specific?

Re:Can it scan MS servers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816621)

A lazy Windows Admin?
There's a joke there somewhere, but it just seems to obvious!

Mirrors for Download (5, Informative)

MontyP (26575) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816366)

Main Download Location (Miami, FL USA)

HTTP Current 185MB Version [localareasecurity.com] | Current 210MB Version [localareasecurity.com] | Download Directory [localareasecurity.com]

FTP Current 185MB Version [localareasecurity.com] | Current 210MB Version [localareasecurity.com] | Download Directory [localareasecurity.com]

Please try to use a geographically closer mirror:

http://chefax.fe.up.pt/mirrors/las/ [fe.up.pt] -HTTP Portugal
ftp://chefax.fe.up.pt/pub/mirrors/las/ [fe.up.pt] -FTP Portugal

http://ftp.lug.udel.edu/pub/iso-images/LAS [udel.edu] -HTTP US Delaware
ftp://ftp.lug.udel.edu/pub/iso-images/LAS [udel.edu] -FTP US Delaware

http://www.mednor.net/ftp/pub/mirrors/las/ [mednor.net] -HTTP US California
ftp://ftp.mednor.net/pub/mirrors/las/ [mednor.net] -FTP US California

Not all mirrors are up at this time. We remove mirrors periodically from the list that are not updated but re-add them once updated.
We are currently seeking additional mirrors in Europe and Asia.

MD5s

L.A.S.0.5-185MB MD5:543fe2f42472f73cdba8378d9cb58579

L.A.S. 0.5-210MB MD5: bc3a9ba8afcb99ff3e549b5d8d0b22a8

Re:Mirrors for Download (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816424)


http://ftp.lug.udel.edu/pub/iso-images/LAS -HTTP US Delaware
ftp://ftp.lug.udel.edu/pub/iso-images/LA S -FTP US Delaware


This is probably the closest most people will ever get to visiting Delaware

Re:Mirrors for Download (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816465)

we want a torrent...

Re:Mirrors for Download (3, Insightful)

deinol (210478) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818289)

You'd think that someone clever enough to create a live linux CD would have heard of BitTorrent by now.

Wake up people, releasing ISO's should be done through BitTorrent. Then, instead of /. making it impossible to download, it harnesses the power of /. to make it faster to download.

Re:Mirrors for Download (1, Informative)

nathanhart (754532) | more than 10 years ago | (#8820168)

http://onyx.chattanoogastate.edu:6970/

Re:Mirrors for Download (2, Funny)

doj8 (542402) | more than 10 years ago | (#8822547)

> You'd think that someone clever enough to create a live linux CD would have heard of BitTorrent by now.

You'd think someone clever enough to point it out would realize that they already have a torrent link on their page. (Rather than just jumping to a conclusion and looking like a fool.)

On their page: http://www.localareasecurity.com/index.php?option= content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=28

Torrents - http://onyx.chattanoogastate.edu:6970/

On bootup ... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816371)

Linux operating system . . . . . . . [PASS]
210mb download . . . . . . . . . . . [PASS]
News posted on Slashdot . . . . . . [PASS]
Insufficient mirrors . . . . . . . . [PASS]
Setting new record for shortest slashdotting time . .

"security" (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816373)

Yeah, security all right. I'm sure 99% of the 14 year old skript kiddiez making and downloading these things are "security" minded.

Re:"security" (0)

sinkywinky (756160) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816512)

Don't worry, the script kiddies will give up when they can't find the haxx0r button.

Re:"security" (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8816665)

14 year old skript kiddiez: Where the fuck is the "Crack" button!
Wait a minute...Where that fuck ARE the buttons!!?!?
Linux SuX0rz! Where's the cursor!!?

Re:"security" (5, Insightful)

Punk Walrus (582794) | more than 10 years ago | (#8817275)

Yeah, security all right. I'm sure 99% of the 14 year old skript kiddiez making and downloading these things are "security" minded.

And thus, I want a copy. As others have joked, by the very definition of a "skript kiddie" (unskilled cracker dependent on the tools of others), something like this is way out of their league. But I assume you might have meant, "People who do illegal things to computers who could use such a convenient CD where all the free tools online are in one place."

Well, they are going to do use it, whether it's wrong or not, and if LAS doesn't do it, someone else will (and has). And I want the same tools to test my firewalls and stuff to make SURE that it's hard to break into my network. Nothing will ever be hack-proof, but if you can make it hard for illegal entry, the crook will look elsewhere for something easier. And tools like these give me the same tools the crooks have, and the advantage I have is that I don't need time to "sniff" for anything to deduce which items to crack, since I already know what machines are senistive. I can just use an Ethereal capture pointed at an IP or MAC and see what it's sending out. Try and hack my own wireless connection with Kismet. And so on.

It's all in intent, and how you use it. I use tools like thse to trace stray DHCP servers, look for illegal Kazaa use, or find out who's trying to hack my firewall.

A prybar is not illegal. Forcing open a loose door on property you don't own or beating someone to death with it is illegal. But you don't see people banning prybars at Home Depot.

Re:"security" (1)

Zwack (27039) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818554)

A prybar is not illegal. Forcing open a loose door on property you don't own or beating someone to death with it is illegal. But you don't see people banning prybars at Home Depot.

No, of course we shouldn't ban prybars. Prybars don't commit illegal acts, people with prybars commit illegal acts. We should ban people.

This is of course the same argument that is used against Gun Control. Never mind that it would be harder for people to commit crimes using guns if they didn't have such ready access to those guns. However, while guns have far fewer legitimate uses, the legitimate uses of knives, prybars, and certain network security tools outweigh the illegitimate uses.

Some of the laws enacted to protect people are so badly written as to be practically worthless. For example the UK has a law about the carrying of knives in public places that are over three inches long. There are exemptions for religious grounds (Sikhs have to carry a "sword") and because the "weapon" in question is a part of national dress (Scots can carry a Sgian Dubh while wearing a kilt). In practice this means that if you really wanted to carry a knife you can still do so with just a little effort.

Z.

P.S. The American habit of assuming that the Highland Games are an excuse to carry a sword (usually a basket hilted sword, or a claymore, but I've seen people carrying a Daito and I never knew that they were Scottish.) is just that... an American habit. You would never see a true Scot dressed like that unless they were taking part in a re-enactment of some kind.

glad to see.. (3, Informative)

laurent420 (711504) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816475)

glad to see the las developers fixed the issue of usb mouses not working under x11 from 0.4. keep up the good work, guys.

But I just read.. (2, Insightful)

noselasd (594905) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816522)

Hmm.. pondering about how this releates to this [slashdot.org]

BitTorrent (0)

Quila (201335) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816564)

When I get home I'll download and see if I can set up a tracker and post a torrent somewhere.

Re:BitTorrent (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8817070)

ok ill see you there. could you pick up some milk on your way home?

Re:BitTorrent (1)

Quila (201335) | more than 10 years ago | (#8817441)

Whole, skim or low-fat?

News??? (0)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816590)

This was in the Freshmeat slashbox yesterday. wtf?

Set up a torrent? (2, Interesting)

suwain_2 (260792) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816591)

I'm only about 10% down downloading from the UDel site, but I've noticed that my speed seems to keep dropping. I use BitTorrent often to download stuff, but I have no experience in creating a torrent. Can someone post a link on how to create a torrent? (Do I need a lot of initial bandwidth? I'm only on a cable modem.)

Re:Set up a torrent? (1)

Long-EZ (755920) | more than 10 years ago | (#8817015)

If you're on a cable modem, you probably don't have a static IP address, which is a requirement to seed a BitTorrent.

Re:Set up a torrent? (1)

0x0d0a (568518) | more than 10 years ago | (#8817153)

I don't suppose BitTorrent supports the use of DNS rather than IPs?

Some people have names with dynamic IP providers.

Why BitTorrent? (1)

ingenuus (628810) | more than 10 years ago | (#8821401)

I'm amazed BitTorrent receives so much attention compared to other existing decentralized protocols like ed2k or overnet which are more mature and require no special seeding to share.

As more low bandwidth users become involved in BitTorrent (especially seeding), I suspect its propagation rate will deteriorate as well.

Anybody have an explanation or comparison?

slashdotted... (1)

ebilhoax (609649) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816630)

I am currently only getting about 3k/s off of the closest geographical mirror to me. Will someone please make a torrent of this once you get it?

Re:slashdotted... (1)

HenryFjord (754739) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816898)

Try the mednor.net mirror, im getting around 450KB a sec off of it.

Re:slashdotted... (1)

Exstatica (769958) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818000)

Glad you and everyone in the world loves my mirror.. hahaha my server is being hammered hard! :)

Re:slashdotted... (1)

JackZ (89183) | more than 10 years ago | (#8818495)

Get your torrents here. [chattanoogastate.edu]

Jack

well worth bookmarking distrowatch (5, Informative)

rapiddescent (572442) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816675)

it is well worth bookmarking distrowatch [distrowatch.com] . Very good for news on all the latest distro's with information on all major distros including live cd's, usb keys, big cd's wee cd's and all of that. Has a useful weekly roundup of distro news.

I wonder if people are becoming less distro-religous since most distros seem to work well. anyway, after reading distrowatch for a while you'll no doubt become a distro-tart and try all out 101 live cd's like L.A.S.

rd

Using it right now ... (3, Interesting)

kry10 (166308) | more than 10 years ago | (#8816763)

How ironic - I was just using my 210MB version L.A.S Linux on a friend's computer and noticed this article. One thing I really like about L.A.S - integrated ClamAV. So, on someone elses computer that's totally hosed, I can boot off of L.A.S. and scan their hard drive for viruses. Plus, with the mini-CD size, it's easy to keep a copy in my glovebox/computer case/etc. for emergencies.

No, it's not a replacement for Knoppix STD, but it's a nice complement.

minus& 4, TrollC) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8818917)

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Minidisk (3, Insightful)

finkployd (12902) | more than 10 years ago | (#8820070)

Great, this fits on a minidisk and is updated twice a month. What a PERFECT use for CDRW minidisks. Except I cannot find them anywhere. Does anyone make such a beast? Is there some technical reason why all the minidisks I can find are all CDR?

Finkployd

Re:Minidisk (1)

dq5 studios (682179) | more than 10 years ago | (#8821941)

I use the ones (CD-RW Mini) at meritline.com for the Sony Mavica at work. I've had no problems with them yet.

Re:Minidisk (2, Informative)

Thomas Shaddack (709926) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824705)

Beware: some CD drives refuse to read some brands of CD-RWs. I have a drive, some rebranded Phillips, that when fed with a Verbatim mini-CDRW just "dies" and requires hard reset. Does that with all the CDRWs from the batch. Of course the same drive works flawlessly with Verbatim mini-CD-Rs.

Official Torrent (4, Informative)

Relaxus (584121) | more than 10 years ago | (#8820074)

There is now an official tracker:
http://onyx.chattanoogastate.edu:6970/ [chattanoogastate.edu]

Re:Official Torrent (1)

JackZ (89183) | more than 10 years ago | (#8820165)

I dont know how official it is but ebilhoax asked me (on irc) to set it up so I did.

I was planning on leaving it up for a week or so.

Jack

Noteable Omissions (3, Insightful)

HenryKoren (735064) | more than 10 years ago | (#8820223)

There are some programs I expected to be on this distro that aren't.

Tethereal [ethereal.com] The X version "ethereal" is there, but I've always prefered the text based ethereal
Etherape [sourceforge.net] A cool visual traffic monitor.

Other than that, LAS Linux is pretty cool!

Your story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8823080)

That was the stupidest fucking story I have ever heard. Security professionals my ass.

Re:Your story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8827176)

Someone had their fill of HATER-AID today. . .

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