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"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

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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Its only real difference...
by gfolkert on Sun 6th Mar 2011 16:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

Is the Setup and Kernel it uses.

Otherwise it uses same same everything.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Is the Setup and Kernel it uses.

Otherwise it uses same same everything.

Sorry but I've read that 3 times now and it still doesn't make the slightest bit of sense.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by Petur on Sun 6th Mar 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
Petur Member since:
2011-03-01

You should be able to use Debian if that suits your needs any better.

Which distribution would you like to see used instead?

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06



Which distribution would you like to see used instead?


Debian Stable, openSUSE or a free Red Hat clone.

Ubuntu is based off Debian unstable, thus it makes a poor choice as a server distro (IMHO, it is too unstable even for a desktop distro).

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