Sectoo--A Live Look at Gentoo - page 2
Why Make A Security Distro?
Downloading the 410 MB ISO file from the Sectoo website went without any problem. After burning the image onto a rewritable DVD, I was able to boot using my HP Athlon 64 Pavilion notebook.
Alt-F1 will let you watch all the drivers and services start up.
Eventually I received a root command prompt and logged in with a carriage return. I entered the usual
startx, at the root command line, to bring up the Xfce window manager.
Sectoo was immediately able to find my built-in RealTek RTL8139 ethernet chip. Although I was hopeful, my Broadcom 4306 WiFi chip was not detected. Sadly, the situation happened with my USB powered D-Link DWL-122 WiFi adapter. Rousseau mentioned that
ndiswrapper worked, but I simply didn't have time to get everything configured.
Keep in mind that this is a very early Alpha release and there are probably still a few glitches.
Normal services like SSH, Apache2, Snort, and Samba all started automatically.
Users will need to know their way around networking because I couldn't find any selections (on the desktop menus) to help in setting up wireless cards or restarting network services.
Using the 10/100 card, common programs like nmap, netstat, and tcpdump worked properly.
Users accustomed to seeing OpenOffice.org, Konqueror, or the KDE desktop will be a little out of their element.
Again, judging from the tool list, this distribution is definitely built for a niche group of security oriented users.
Overall the Xfce interface worked well and was fast, in spite of running from a live-CD. Firefox is always there to help find information, as long as your ethernet cable is connected.
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