[Q] What is your favorite Network Tools Live CD / USB, which you could have running in remote offices?

Stefan netfortius at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 17:40:50 UTC 2013

Should have mentioned what I already use for security toolset base: Kali
and Security Onion ...

***Stefan Mititelu

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:29 PM, Michael Shuler <michael at pbandjelly.org>wrote:

> On 08/22/2013 12:06 PM, Stefan wrote:
> > I've been toying with Live distros (CD, then USB) for many years, in
> > support of security toolsets, to which I kept adding my own stuff, or
> > customizing existing components.
> >
> > I am now trying to "build" a network toolset LiveCD/USB, but this time
> with
> > a completely different purpose: I would like to put it in the hands of
> all
> > remote offices we have on our network, and use it to have local systems
> > boot out of it, and help us then run troubleshooting tools, from the
> > central office, by SSH/X-ing into the remote live system (e.g. iperf,
> > hping3, httping, tcping, mtr, tcpdump, voip tools, some "thin"
> > clients/apps, synthetic transactions scripted to run at diff time
> > intervals, and report back to us the "health" seen form the remotes,
> etc.).
> > Has anybody used a "base" network tools Live CD/USB that they would
> > recommend, having used as "basis" for such a "network probe"
> functionality?
> http://www.kali.org/ - it is completely customizable, as well.
> --
> Kind regards,
> Michael

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