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Exotic Linux distros can come in handy

Mar 25, 2011, 12:41 (2 Talkback[s])

"Damn Vulnerable Linux does exactly what it says on the tin. According to this distribution's website, 'Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) is everything a good Linux distribution isn't. Its developers have spent hours stuffing it with broken, ill-configured, outdated and exploitable software that makes it vulnerable to attacks'.

"Strange? No. The idea behind this distribution is to train Linux admins — and what better way to train someone than to hand them a broken distribution to fix? Older or broken versions of Apache, MySQL, PHP, FTP, and SSH might present your admins in training with too many problems.'"

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