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Trinux: A Linux Security Toolkit v0.47

Dec 17, 1998, 15:37 (0 Talkback[s])

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Matthew Franz writes:

Trinux is a micro-Linux distribution that boots from 2-3 floppies or a FAT partition and provides a comprehensive set of Open Source network security tools useful for monitoring and mapping TCP/IP networks. Trinux runs entirely in RAM, transparently converting any i386 PC with at least 16MB of memory into a powerful network security management workstation. NICs supported by Linux kernel 2.0.36 should be compatible and experimental support is available for laptops/PCMCIA.

Due to its modular design, users can easily create customized tool-sets on non-UNIX platforms simply by copying Trinux package files to a MS-DOS formatted floppy. The ultimate goal of the Trinux project is to provide a complete set of Open Source security solutions for network mapping/vulnerability assessment, IDS/network monitoring, firewalls, high performance secure web servers, and network deception/honey pots. See the web page for formal development objectives.

Trinux is currently maintained by less than a dozen developers but welcomes the assistance of members of the Linux/Open Source/security community. If you are interested in contributing to this project send me an email after stopping by the Trinux web page.

Trinux is released under the terms of GPL.

Version 0.47 Features
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- new: hunt, hping, apache
- updated/fixed: nmap (2.0), ntop (1.1a7), spak
- password protect the console
- save network configuration to boot floppy

Some of the utilities included in Trinux:
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anger apache (1.3.3) arp bounix clog cold(1.10) dig drpcscan firewalk hunt hping icmp_redir ipfwadm ipgrab(0.6) ipresend ipsend iptest iptraf(1.3.0) linsniffer nat netcat neped netstat netwatch(0.8) nfs_check nmap(2.0) nslookup ntop(1.1a7) pcmcia(3.05) perl(5.004) ping queso rdns readsmb rpcinfo rr shlight(1.0) sed sniffit(0.3.7) snmpget snmpset snmpwalk spak(0.6b) statnet strobe(1.3) tcp_scan tcpdump(3.4a7) traceroute udp_scan whois z0ne

http://www.trinux.org
http://www.trinux.org/tools.html          (Links to tool pages)
ftp://ftp.trinux.org/pub/trinux/tools/    (Source Code)

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