Pentoo

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Pentoo Linux 2010.0
DeveloperGrimmlin (Michael Zanetta - founder), Zero_Chaos (Rick Farina), blshkv (Anton Bolshakov), Wuodan (Stefan Kuhn), Jensp (Jens Pranaitis)
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateActive
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseJune 22, 2005 (2005-06-22)
Latest release2019.1 / January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
Repository
Update methodEmerge
Package managerPortage with Pentoo overlay
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64
Kernel typeModular (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
Xfce4 WM from LiveCD, various
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitewww.pentoo.ch

Pentoo is a Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment. Based on Gentoo Linux, Pentoo is provided both as 32 and 64-bit installable live CD. Pentoo is also available as an overlay for an existing Gentoo installation. It features packet injection patched Wi-Fi drivers, GPGPU cracking software, and many tools for penetration testing and security assessment. The Pentoo kernel includes grsecurity and PAX hardening and extra patches - with binaries compiled from a hardened toolchain with the latest nightly versions of some tools available.

Features

Tools

Tools are installed with versioned ebuilds and open-ended ebuilds, making it possible to pull in the latest subversions and still have installs tracked by package management. The following tool categories are included:

Releases

Pentoo uses rolling releases with periodic ISO snapshots of the latest committed updates.

Date Release
2005/06/22 Pentoo 2005.1
2006/02/02 Pentoo 2006.0
2006/07/05 Pentoo 2006.1
2009/12/04 Pentoo 2009.0
2012/07/30 Pentoo 2012.0
2013/03/09 Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1
2013/07/04 Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.8
2014/08/08 Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.9
2014/03/17 Pentoo 2014.0 RC2.1
2014/08/08 Pentoo 2014.0 RC3
2014/09/25 Pentoo 2014.0 RC3.5
2014/11/16 Pentoo 2014.0 RC3.6
2015/01/05 Pentoo 2015.0 RC3.7
2015/12/02 Pentoo 2015.0 RC4.6
2016/08/02 Pentoo 2015.0 RC5
2018/03/26 Pentoo 2018.0 RC6.3
2018/07/10 Pentoo 2018.0 RC7.1
2019/01/17 Pentoo 2019.0

References

  1. ^ "Developers". Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  2. ^ DistroWatch.com: Pentoo
  3. ^ Pentoo (Gentoo) Based Linux Review, Features and Screenshot Tour, TecMint.
  4. ^ 12 Best Linux Distributions for Hacking and Penetration Testing in 2018 | It's FOSS
  5. ^ A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools, eWeek
  6. ^ 12 Best Operating Systems For Ethical Hacking And Penetration Testing | 2018 Edition
  7. ^ "Overlay usage". Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  8. ^ "Cuda, Stream, mpi, and Multiforcer". 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  9. ^ "Pentoo Updates". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  10. ^ "Pentoo, another security distro". 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  11. ^ "Kernel Patches". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  12. ^ "Installation video". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  13. ^ "SVN ebuild example". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-10.
  14. ^ "Menu Categories". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-10.
  15. ^ "Index". Pentoo. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  16. ^ "Surprise! A working iso just in time for nothing at all!". Pentoo. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  17. ^ Gentoo-Based Pentoo 2015.0 Linux Distro for Ethical Hackers Gets New RC Release, Softpedia News
  18. ^ Gentoo-Based Pentoo 2015.0 Penetration Testing Linux Distro Gets All-New Installer, Softpedia News

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