vmware is odd

I installed the final release of vmware server 2.0 on a server today. Not much has changed since the RC version I had been using. I found some quick fixes and tips in this blog: http://digital.blogsite.org/index.php/2008/10/04/review-vmware-sever-2 The authorization.xml problem was a REAL pain, so I was grateful to find a fix for that. And the tip about the VI Client laying around on the server was priceless (duh, the least they could have done could have been a link in the webinterface). Using the client to access the vmware host is finally not painful anymore. The webinterface is still Ok if I’m not at a computer of mine, or am […]

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[Work in progress] HackIt Server

The last HackIt I set up was a few years ago, so I decided to have a go at it again. As before it will be a Linux server. And I will also have some fun with grsecurity kernel patches (including the additional Role-Based Access Control system). So nothing new up to here. I’m also going to be using most of the features I used back then too (like “trusted path execution” and no outgoing/server sockets for users, …) Last time it was separate hardware on my little DSL line (meaning back then all users had to share a 128kbit upstream). This time it will be a vmware box on […]

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rkhunter and linux kernel 2.6.26-3

The combination of rkhunter and the latest stable Linux kernel has been giving me problems the last few days. Considering that I couldn’t find anything about this on the Internet, I guess it must be something special about my box. rkhunter makes my server hang when it gets to the part where it checks for hidden processes if I use the 2.6.26-3 kernel. If I use the same .config and make myself a 2.6.25-16 (the latest stable 2.6.25) rkhunter runs without problems. While it is nice that I found the problem, it was a pain narrowing down the culprit. The last few days I had noticed that my server was […]

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vmware for dummies

A few months ago I stumbled across Moka5. Moka5 is more or less nothing else than a nice frontend for the free version of vmware’s player and creator. Now you may ask “Why use 3rd party software when I could use the stuff from vmware?”. Good question, simple answer: moka5 is comfortable. It brings along a lot of functions that make working with vmware more comfortable. Import existing vmware images from the moka5 lab oder vmware’s virtual appliance marketplace. Make your own vmware session with a few mouseclicks. Package together your vmware to have a backup. Install moka5 on a usb stick/drive and take your virtual pc with you; moka5 […]

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