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[5]: Comment by Laurence
by Soulbender on Mon 7th Mar 2011 00:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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But IIRC all I did in CentOS was select the 'minimal install' radio option.

Hmmm...can't recall seeing that option when installing CentOS 5.x but maybe it's just something I missed. I quickly learned NOT to select the "Server" install though.

Seriously though I had installed Ubuntu Server last year and I really don't see what was BSD-ish about it

Welk. I mean in terms of minimalism. Naturally it still have the SysV stuff. Also I am comparing it to monstroisities like RHEL, Centos and SUSe ;)
It is of course not as simple and elegant as OpenBSD.

found there was still a lot of stuff pushed during the default install that I had to deselect (their cloud tools, auto-updates, etc).

Nope, they're all deselected during the install and you have to manually select them.

However who even cares how few clicks a server install takes? You should only need to install the damn thing once.

Those of us who install a lot of servers care ;) . Well, not that much really I just like the fact that I dont have to deselect anything during the install.

excellent work Patrick has done with Slackware

Yep, Slackware is awesome although I do find the lack of proper package management more of a con than a pro.

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