Lab 2 is a go! Please bring a USB stick.

We are, after a fair amount of work, finally able to netboot Kali Linux in CSF-2112 while disconnected from the campus network. In one sense there’s nothing "special" about Kali: it’s just a Debian variant pre-bundled with a bunch of hacking tools. Having our own self-contained netboot environment, however, allows us to do two things we can’t do in a regular LabNet environment:

  1. run tools like network scanners and attack tools

  2. give students root privilege

The only downside of this setup is that we don’t have access to the LabNet file server. So, in order to persist data after the lab, please bring a USB stick to save your results on.