Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 6th Mar 2011 12:45 UTC, submitted by Petur
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "In this post I show step-by-step how you can setup your own "Super computer cluster" using Ubuntu MPI Cluster from multiple machines with the goal of bruteforcing strong encrypted passwords with John the Ripper for academic purposes. Owners of quad core machines will also benefit from this setup as the "john" binaries found in the Ubuntu Repositories are compiled to run on only one core. I managed to decrease the time required to crack password hashes using this setup."
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Sun 6th Mar 2011 13:34 UTC
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I make use of Ubuntu 10.04 Server as it is the most commonly used available Linux distribution today and it’s a LTS (Long Term Support) version, which will be supported till 2015.

Is this true? I honestly thought that most Linux servers ran CentOS or OpenSuse (of the "free" Linux variety)

Edited 2011-03-06 13:50 UTC

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