What is it?Trinux: A Linux Security Toolkit was a ramdisk-based Linux distribution that was under active development from 1998-2003. This new project (i.e. ubuntutrinux) seeks to integrate elements (and code, where appropriate) of Trinux with the Debian/Ubuntu mkinitramfs infrastructure to allow easy development and packaging Ubuntu binary (and ultimately package and repository) compatible ramdisk distributions using recent 2.6.x kernels. As before, the most common use is network security monitoring and analysis. See this blog entry for more on philosophy and design principles.
Although there might be some overlap in the tools available, this project does not seek to provide a pen-testing distro along the lines of Backtrack or Knoppix-STD . If you are looking for a platform to run Nessus or Metasploit I encourage you to look elsewhere.
What is going on?See project activity wiki page or subscribe to trinux-talk mailing list. Also see project milestones for anticipated releases and feature sets. Also check out open issues to see if problems you may be experiencing have already been reported.
Getting itThere are severals kinds of project deliverables:
Development snapshots - builds in between releases that are reasonably stable, but not as polished or well-documented as formal releases Distribution releases (meaning things are usable, iso's, ramdisks, kernels, etc.) will be available Trinux Sourceforge Site Toolkit releases (meaning, the scripts to build your own distribution) are available on this site's downloads page and in the subversion repository Using itBootProcess - how to boot ubuntutrinux from CD-ROM, ISO, USB, PXE, etc. Remote Administration - how to access ubuntutrinux through SSH2, serial console, or telnet Netflow - not just for routers anymore! Developing your ownBuildProcess - master document describing the build process which means how to build the initramfs, and ISO's Getting InvolvedWe are looking for folks to revive and contribute to this project.
File bugs Identify new features Write documentation Answer questions and discuss the project - join trinux-talk mailing list
Misc Wiki PagesMost of these are pages on Threatmind
ProjectActivity - what is going on behind the scenes ProjectObjectives - purpose, requirements, and non-requirements ProjectSources - stuff it is based upon
Use Patent Claims
Include Install Instructions
These details are provided for information only. No information here is legal advice and should not be used as such.