Knoppix STD 0.1 review

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STD is a Linux-based Security Tool

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Knoppix-STD Team
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STD is a Linux-based Security Tool. Actually, it is a collection of hundreds if not thousands of open source security tools. It's a Live Linux Distro, which means it runs from a bootable CD in memory without changing the native operating system of the host computer. Its sole purpose in life is to put as many security tools at your disposal with as slick an interface as it can.

STD is meant to be used by both novice and professional security personnel but is not ideal for the Linux uninitiated. STD assumes you know the basics of Linux as most of your work will be done from the command line. If you are completely new to Linux, it's best you start with another live Distro like Knoppix to practice the basics.

STD tools are divided into the following categories:

network utilities
password tools
packet sniffers
tcp tools
vulnerability assessment
wireless tools

What's New in This Release:
Eliminated all windows managers except fluxbox
built kernel from 2.4.21 src. added ntfs/rw, superfreeswan and openmosix patches.
ntfs rw is very limited. You can basically only modify existing files and only if you don't change the size. Good for making basic registry changes.
Superfreeswan adds IPSEC support for VPNs.
OpenMosix adds clustering support with automatic discovery of other nodes.
Added /usr/bin/tunnels category
Eliminated /usr/bin/pen-test category and moved tools to /usr/bin/vuln-test
Moved some tools in /usr/bin/sniff to /usr/bin/tcp-tools
Eliminated /usr/bin/pen-test category and moved tools to /usr/bin/vuln-test
ACID/MySQL/Snort configured to work automatically
update nessus plugins, clamAV signatures, and snort signatures
If you have 640MB of RAM or more you run boot: knoppix toram and free up the CD drive
patched orinoco driver is the default. no more patch-orinoco
Kismet updated to 3.0.1 and is pre-configured for orinoco on eth0
all init scripts now check the knoppix home dir before copying from the CD.This means that if you're using a persistant home dir the init scripts act as restore scripts
blockall now allows connections from localhost so you can block all external traffic but still run nessus or ntop or kismet or.....
added many new tools and updated all existing tools

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