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


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"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is everything a good Linux distribution isn't. Its developers have spent hours stuffing it with broken, ill-configured, outdated and exploitable software that makes it vulnerable to attacks'.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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