[olug] need linux
clundst at unlserve.unl.edu
Tue Jan 25 05:06:34 UTC 2011
You guys are making a ton of assumptions, and it's becoming insulting.
The OP hasn't responded, but I'd bet core2 was a typo, as in Core2 duo.
Muscle memory can be a terrible thing.
The cluster class at UNL specified a specific distro several years ago
(RH 5.0) because they were asking the students to try different attack
vectors and exploits, so they chose a vulnerable distro that had known
exploits. This allowed them to instruct on securing a vulnerable system
without introducing working knowledge on how to break (then) current
If you can't image why they need a particular version perhaps you're the
ones lacking imagination.
> --- On Mon, 1/24/11, Christopher Cashell<topher-olug at zyp.org> wrote:
>> If the class is limited to learning tools, shell,
>> programming (for
>> some things), or similar end-user activities, FC2 would
>> work (it
>> wouldn't be ideal, but manageable). Heck, any Unix
>> variant from the
>> last 20 years or so could be useful. However, if it
>> is intended for
>> any kind of administrator oriented education, yeah, FC2
>> would be a
>> very poor choice.
> In part, my point. Why "specify" FC2 if any UNIX/Linux/BSD variant would work. If the class is about grep, sed, awk, Bourne shell programming and the like, then>ANYTHING< would work. If the class is about something less generic, then FC2 is a poor choice because it is so old.
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