[olug] need linux

Carl Lundstedt 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.

Carl Lundstedt

> --- 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.
> Kevin D. Snodgrass
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