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: Comment by Laurence
by Soulbender on Sun 6th Mar 2011 22:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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Is this true?

On the server? probably not.

I honestly thought that most Linux servers ran CentOS or OpenSuse


Boy, dont even get me started on too-cheap-to-pay-for-RHEL and OpenSUSE. CentOS is getting seriously long in the tooth and SUSe is just, eh, meh.
Ubuntu Server kicks their asses by not being bloated with a gazillion things in the default install and by being generally leaner. No fricken Yast, thank God.

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