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 18:27:45 UTC 2013

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Dan White <dwhite at olp.net> wrote:

> On 08/22/13 12:06 -0500, 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?
>> NOTE: I assume *nix based (Linux or BSD flavors), not Windows ...
> live-build (Debian based) is what I've been using, and has the benefit of
> allowing you to pick and choose from Debian's vast repository. Here's my
> latest build script:
> http://web.olp.net/dwhite/lb.**txt <http://web.olp.net/dwhite/lb.txt>
> Dan White

I love it, Dan! Thanks for sharing.


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