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[7]: Comment by Laurence
by Soulbender on Mon 7th Mar 2011 02:23 UTC 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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RE[8]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 7th Mar 2011 08:36 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"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 ;)
"
Pop up messages are nagware. I don't care what the default option is, its still an intrusive addition dialog nagging me for additional options. So you've basically just proved my point.
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. [/q]

I appreciate that, but let's not let our personal bias get in the way of facts. Centos is not a monstrous beast. I've said before that I don't like ubuntu server but atleast I stayed objective about it

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RE[9]: Comment by Laurence
by Soulbender on Mon 7th Mar 2011 08:48 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Laurence"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Pop up messages are nagware


I guess by that definion all distro installers that ask you questions are nagware. Hmm..that's pretty much all of them. Heck, even the barebones openbsd installer asks you questions.

So you've basically just proved my point.


Not really. It's a question you get asked during the install, just like how you get asked for a keyboard layout and the questions you get about how to partition the disk. No cloud software etc is preselected for installation.

Centos is not a monstrous beast.


Ok, it' s not a beast but that comment was at least half a joke. It still comes with an awfull lot of stuff installed by default though.

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