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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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Sun 6th Mar 2011 14:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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He says it's most commonly used Linux distro.
He didn't say that most commonly Linux Server distro is Ubuntu.

Ahh sorry. The line I quoted said he was using Ubuntu Server - which isn't the same as Desktop Ubuntu.

Reading through it again, it's become quite clear that he's just using regular Ubuntu. Very poor choice of distro in my opinion (given the point behind cluster servers) but at least he's been detailed enough where people could translate the same experience to other Linuxes.

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