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"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

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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RE[6]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 7th Mar 2011 01:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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.

http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS5#head-c79c201900d22f163a445f134fc...
^ hmmm, maybe you were right.
Maybe it was OpenSuse and/or Debian (which I also installed around the same time) that had the "minimal install" option and I'm getting my wires crossed.

I still think you're over baking your argument massive by calling CentOS a "monstrosity". If it were really that bad then it wouldn't be run smoothly on 256MB RAM (which it does)

"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.
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I'm pretty sure I was getting nagware about installing them when I was "road testing" Ubuntu Server.

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

Couldn't agree more. It's what drove me away from Slackware (and very nearly away from Linux as a whole up until I stumbled across Arch)

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RE[7]: Comment by Laurence
by Soulbender on Mon 7th Mar 2011 02:23 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Laurence"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm pretty sure I was getting nagware about installing them when I was "road testing" Ubuntu Server.


Having installed some 15 or so Ubuntu Server (both 10.04 and 10.10) in the last couple of months I can say: no, you didnt.
I do belevie you get a question about automatic updates but I think the default choice is not to enable them.
Maybe you got it confused with CentOS ;)

I still think you're over baking your argument massive by calling CentOS a "monstrosity"


I just REALLY don't like CentOS, how it works and is configured and what it's defaults are.

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