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    Hi everyone,

    I new here and to networking security topic.
    I want to setup a lab for testing.
    I have one MBP of 16 Gbit RAM, and installed virtualization software.
    Can you help me to chose which linux distros to setup

    Best regards and thank you all


    Paul Rouk

    It depends on what you want to do with your lab setup, but two good choices are Kali Linux and Metasploitable. Kali is a version which comes with a lot of the more popular security tools already installed, so it is ready for use immediately after installation. Metasploitable is just the opposite — it is designed to be used as a target for security testing. It was designed to intentionally have a lot of unpatched software and security holes so that people can practice their pen testing on an easy target. It is called Metasploitable because it is intended for use as a target by Metasploit (which comes with Kali Linux).

    The last time I checked, Metasploitable was up to version 3, but since their design goals have changed over the years, you might still be able to learn something by also trying out Metasploitable 2 in addition to the latest version.



    Thank you for the answer.
    I’ll download and start with.



    What type of lab are you trying to setup if you don’t mine me asking as I am also trying to do the same thing!



    I want to setup a lab for network Security.
    I want to target windows server 2008 R2 and linux server







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