Network Security Toolkit (NST) 2.15.0 has been released. The latest update is based on Fedora 15 and brings all of the changes and new packages included in the latest Fedora release, including Gnome 3.0.
NST is a Linux distro aimed at security experts and network admins and offers a huge variety of tools aimed monitoring and diagnosing network issues as well as testing for common security flaws and weaknesses.
"We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: 'v2.15.0.' This release is based on Fedora 15 using Linux Kernel: '2.6.40-4.fc15 - Rebased from latest Linux Kernel: 3.0'," an announcement on the project's homepage
The latest NST update comes with the recently launched Linux kernel 3.0, which has been 'reversioned' as Linux kernel 2.6.40 in Fedora 15 for compatibility reasons. For all intents and purposes, though, it's the very latest kernel update.
On top of its Fedora 15 roots, NST 2.15.0 comes with plenty of changes and updates of its own.
There is a new Network Interface Bandwidth Monitor app, included in the NST WUI, built with SVJ/AJAX. This makes it possible to monitor network bandwidth though the web user interface.
The Open Vulnerability Assessment Scanner (OpenVAS) and Greenbone Security tools are now available for NST users and have also been integrated into the web UI.
The aforementioned web UI has also been updated and enhanced. All packages have been updated to their latest versions.
The THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit is included in NST now as well and available for install.
With Fedora 15 switching to the GNOME 3.0 desktop, one of the first major distros to do so, NST tools have also been updated to support the new desktop environment.
The custom NST services have been updated and changed to support systemd, the new default Linux init daemon in Fedora 15.
NST also supports the new Fedora Network Device Naming convention. For example eth0 becomes p2p1 or em1.Network Security Toolkit (NST) 2.15.0
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