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[8]: Comment by Laurence
by asdf on Mon 7th Mar 2011 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
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There are some issues with using ubuntu as server distro, including hardware certification and tech support. Enterprise distros may seem boring but they go through hell lot more QAs and certifications and take bugs found on supported hardware pretty seriously.

I've seen quite some headaches people were having with ubuntu with completely generic dell servers certified for RHEL and SLES. Their solution? Just try installing different versions of ubuntu and use whatever which doesn't crash. It almost felt surreal. :-(

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