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

Eduardo Schoedler listas at esds.com.br
Thu Aug 22 19:29:19 UTC 2013

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2013/8/22 Stefan <netfortius at gmail.com>

> 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 ...
> TIA,
> ***Stefan

Eduardo Schoedler

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