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

Ben Bartsch uwcableguy at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 18:13:23 UTC 2013


perfSONAR-PS project - http://www.perfsonar.net/


On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.pl> wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Aug 2013, Michael Shuler 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.
>
> Alternatively, GRML Linux:
>
> http://grml.org/features/
>
> http://grml.org/files/
>
> http://grml.org/faq/
>
> I understand it is more about admin than pentesting. Also, last time I
> downloaded (few months ago), images were somewhere in <=~ 400MB area (vs
> Kali's 2GB, AFAIK). I am not sure about customizations. It is some kind of
> Debian's relative, so, in theory, why not.
>
> BTW, I am long time lurker and this is my first post here, so hello
> everybody. You guys know what are your interests - mine are there, too,
> either full set or a subset.
>
> Regards,
> Tomasz Rola
>
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