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 Sun 6th Mar 2011 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

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).


Not speaking from experience, I see.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

"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).


Not speaking from experience, I see.
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You must be joking. I have tried every new Ubuntu release, starting with the early betas, 7 years ago.

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RE[7]: Comment by Laurence
by Soulbender on Sun 6th Mar 2011 23:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Laurence"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Trying != run in production for a long time. As someone who has actually run ubuntu Server in production for years without any problems I seriously contend that "it's not stable enough".

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