I’ve never seen Pentoo before, but couldn’t resist taking a peek when I saw it mentioned in the Defcon news briefs floating around. Basically Pentoo is Gentoo Linux with a bunch of security focused tweaks and additions.
I am married to Backtrack and am not interested in switching to another Linux Security Distro, but Pentoo does look enticing. It is loaded with tools that fit very well with a pentester. A quick look in the application directory and you will see the programs grouped Backtrack like under headings like:
- Analyzer tools
- SIP/ VoIP
Under each group you will find a slew of programs that would make any security guru giddy.
- MSF Console
- W3af Console
- Development Tools
- and many more…
I really liked Pentoo, but as the developer mentions on his site, it is in Beta form right now. Several times I received errors when clicking on menu items. The project is very interesting though and definitely worth checking out!