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#126 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:20 AM

ArchStrike – Turn your Arch Linux as Ethical hacking distribution (2016)


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Today, let me introduce ArchStrike, an Arch Linux repository for security professionals and enthusiasts who use Arch Linux as their base OS. It is specially optimized for i686, x86_64, ARMv6, and ARMv7 architectures. Unlike other security oriented Linux distributions like BlackArch and Kali Linux, ArchStrike doesn’t come as a standalone Linux distribution. It is a repository that has plethora of security and penetration tools. Simply put, It is security a penetration testing and security layer on top of Arch Linux, and is carefully crafted for learning Ethical hacking. However, the developers are working on an ISO to be released soon.

ArchStrike is formerly known as ArchAssault, and then renamed to ArchStrike lately.

Arch strike hone site,

https://archstrike.org/

The Archstrike site has a excellent wiki section dealing with package building for Arch.

https://archstrike.o...uting/pkgbuild

Enjoy

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

Neat! I wonder how different this is from BlackArch and can you simply add their repos to vanilla archlinux? BlackArch simply made a repo for various security AUR packages.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 25 August 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Neat! I wonder how different this is from BlackArch and can you simply add their repos to vanilla archlinux? BlackArch simply made a repo for various security AUR packages.

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ArchStrike doesn’t come as a standalone Linux distribution. It is a repository that has plethora of security and penetration tools.

As to how simple it is to add their repo to a Arch install ,,,,,,well that depends on how clever you are and your definition of simple :Muahaha:
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:12 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 25 August 2017 - 09:57 AM, said:

View Postsecuritybreach, on 25 August 2017 - 09:51 AM, said:

Neat! I wonder how different this is from BlackArch and can you simply add their repos to vanilla archlinux? BlackArch simply made a repo for various security AUR packages.

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ArchStrike doesn’t come as a standalone Linux distribution. It is a repository that has plethora of security and penetration tools.

As to how simple it is to add their repo to a Arch install ,,,,,,well that depends on how clever you are and your definition of simple :Muahaha:

Well opening up /etc/pacman.conf with a text editor and adding the entry at the bottom is pretty simple thing to do. Then run pacman -Syy. That's it.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

Installing Arch Linux Using Revenge Graphical Installer (2017)


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Installing Arch Linux is not a piece of cake for everyone, especially for the newbies. Well, not anymore. We have already posted a guide about Arch Anywhere. It is a simple, easy-to-follow graphical installer script that allows you to install a fully functional, custom Arch Linux system with graphical desktop environment and extra software without much hassle. Like Arch Anywhere, there is another installer script is available on the market. Meet Revenge installer, an yet another graphical installer that helps you to easily install Arch Linux with GUI and other useful softwares. I don’t know why the developer has chosen this name. It seems a weird name for a Linux distribution. But this script just worked fine and does exactly what it says.


I must say I have not tried out this REVENGE as it does not at this moment support UEFI. However unlike other installers it does give you some control over what is installed. For instance you can install yaourt or not install it.
The WM/DE section is disappointing in that there is no mention of Window Maker but there looks to be a good choice of programs in the various program sections.
One major plus for this installer is the fact that you can choose from four kernels. You also are asked if you want to install VirtualBox utilities.

All in all apart from the usage of  "newbies" in the article this seems to be a very useful tool for new users to get up and running with Arch if using older hardware.

Betty – The Siri-like Commandline Virtual Assistant For Linux

Want to use your pc just with your voice like they do in the movies ? Well now you can command your Arch without lifting a finger.

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Betty is somewhat similar to Apple’s Siri personal assistant or Google Voice Search feature. It is a friendly English-like interface for your command line that translates English-like phrases into Linux commands. You don’t need to google your question or don’t even need to refer the man pages. Just ask your questions in simple English sentences, and Betty will instantly do what you just said. In this brief tutorial, I will show you how to install and use Betty in Linux.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:48 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 10 September 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

Installing Arch Linux Using Revenge Graphical Installer (2017)


I must say I have not tried out this REVENGE as it does not at this moment support UEFI. However unlike other installers it does give you some control over what is installed. For instance you can install yaourt or not install it.
The WM/DE section is disappointing in that there is no mention of Window Maker but there looks to be a good choice of programs in the various program sections.
One major plus for this installer is the fact that you can choose from four kernels. You also are asked if you want to install VirtualBox utilities.

I have tried to use the revenge installer a couple of times but it never installs correctly using LUKS encryption. Well the bootloader does not point to the correct partition label which is a pain to fix later on. In Revenge's defense, this happens on most all of the 3rd party installers for archlinux (arch-anywhere, evolution, archlabs, feliz, etc.). I think it is a bug with the installer that they all use (I can't think of the name of it right now).

View Postabarbarian, on 10 September 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

Betty – The Siri-like Commandline Virtual Assistant For Linux

Want to use your pc just with your voice like they do in the movies ? Well now you can command your Arch without lifting a finger.

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Betty is somewhat similar to Apple’s Siri personal assistant or Google Voice Search feature. It is a friendly English-like interface for your command line that translates English-like phrases into Linux commands. You don’t need to google your question or don’t even need to refer the man pages. Just ask your questions in simple English sentences, and Betty will instantly do what you just said. In this brief tutorial, I will show you how to install and use Betty in Linux.
HAL open the bay doors :Laughing:

That is pretty interesting, I will have to check that one out. Thanks B)
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:47 AM

BTW Betty is in the AUR repo. So instead of cloning the github repo, you can simply install it from the AUR.

pacaur -S betty

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 10 September 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

BTW Betty is in the AUR repo. So instead of cloning the github repo, you can simply install it from the AUR.

pacaur -S betty

Yeah I picked up that it was in the AUR, it is not being developed but is useable apparently.

I looked at the git hub page and there is a link to this xkdc cartoon so the developer had a sense of humour.

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I also had a look at the iTunes module and wondered if you replaced "iTunes" with say QuodLibet or xmms or some other music player would the module still work ? Be nice if it did, would also be nice if you could raise and lower volume, I doubt I could expand the script to do that at the moment but it should be fairly easy to do.

Just noticed there is a module for  cmus-remote shell music player so it should be fairly straight forward to use re-write a module for another player.

I like the idea of using voice for some simple tasks it appeals to my lazy outlook. :laugh:


The Revenge installer might be Calamares. Does Revenge work for non LUKS installs ? I do not have a working backup pc at the moment to try it out on as I have donated my old ssd I used in it to my sisters latest build.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:10 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 10 September 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

The Revenge installer might be Calamares. Does Revenge work for non LUKS installs ? I do not have a working backup pc at the moment to try it out on as I have donated my old ssd I used in it to my sisters latest build.

That's the one I was trying to think of, Calamares..
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:18 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 10 September 2017 - 01:06 PM, said:

The Revenge installer might be Calamares. Does Revenge work for non LUKS installs ? I do not have a working backup pc at the moment to try it out on as I have donated my old ssd I used in it to my sisters latest build

I do not know as I always encrypt..
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 04:35 AM

Bluestar Gives Arch Linux a Celestial Glow


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Bluestar Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that features up-to-date packages, an impressive range of desktop and multimedia software in the default installation, and a live desktop DVD. The live session capability is one of Bluestar's more enticing qualities.

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Bluestar uses only the KDE desktop, but it builds in an unusual array of settings options that let you create a look and feel not found in other KDE iterations.


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The next thing I noticed was the unusual take Bluestar Linux presents on the KDE desktop. It offers a simplified design with the ability to alter the appearance with little effort.
The default Bluestar desktop shows three widgets: a row of folders to provide quick access to your personal documents by file types within the home folder; a hard drive usage widget; and a weather display. It's easy to remove any of these widgets or add others to the desktop.

The home site,

https://sourceforge..../?source=navbar

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Bluestar Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution, built with an understanding that people want and need a solid Operating System that provides a breadth of functionality and ease of use without sacrificing aesthetics. Bluestar is offered in three edtions - desktop, deskpro and developer - each tailored to address the needs of a variety of Linux users. Bluestar can be installed permanently as a robust and fully configurable operating system on a laptop or desktop system, or it can be run effectively as a live installer and supports the addition of persistent storage for those who choose not to perform a permanent installation.

A Bluestar Linux software respository is also maintained in order to provide additional tools and applications when needed or requested.

Bluestar provides the following features:

Up-to-date Kernel
Wide Variety of Applications - Always Current Versions
Full Development / Desktop / Multimedia Environment

A Arch that you can use on a stick with persistence and with a easy to use KDE who wouldn't want to give it a run. :D

It does look pretty neat. An it is in active development and has been on the go since 2013. So I am downloading it now and I have a spare stick at the moment so I'll give it a whirl and report back. :breakfast:
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

Looks very blue. I like the Conky.
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:49 AM

RaspArch Build 180402 :: Run Arch Linux on your new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer



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This version (180402) is my sixth build of RaspArch
The first version is from 150414. The second is from 151107. The third is from 160312 specially made for  Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The fourth version is from 161205. The fifth version is from 171102. This version (180402) is especially made for
the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, but it can of course also be used on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
RaspArch is a “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM. The original compressed system is of 231 MB. After I have added the LXDE Desktop environment, PulseAudio, Firefox, Yaourt and Gimp the system increased a lot. RaspArch is a “ready-to-go” ARM system. It must be installed on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computer.

Looks neat , though I am not so sure that yaourt is a good choice for a aur helper. :breakfast:
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:26 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 18 July 2018 - 04:49 AM, said:

Looks neat , though I am not so sure that yaourt is a good choice for a aur helper. :breakfast:

Especially, considering that the project is dead:
https://wiki.archlin..._or_problematic
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 01:02 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 18 July 2018 - 10:26 AM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 18 July 2018 - 04:49 AM, said:

Looks neat , though I am not so sure that yaourt is a good choice for a aur helper. :breakfast:

Especially, considering that the project is dead:
https://wiki.archlin..._or_problematic

Well the AUR package has seen no action for over a year,

https://aur.archlinu...ackages/yaourt/

but the YAOURT GitHub page has seen  commits in MARCH and MAY of this year.

https://github.com/archlinuxfr/yaourt

So is it dead or not ? Either way I do not care as I am still using pacaur. I tried aurman which was nice but has failed to build for the last few weeks. Helpers have been done to death in other places so I'd rather not pollute this thread with fluff. :th_run-around-smiley:
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 01:47 PM

Well it is officially unmaintained as of June this year. As far as aurman, it installs fine. I just built it without any issues: http://ix.io/1hDB
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:51 AM

What are the best Arch Linux based distributions?


A rather quirky way to gain information on the many different Arch based distros. Nice to see that Arch itself makes it in second place just above Manjaro. :Laughing:
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:21 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 12 July 2019 - 03:51 AM, said:

What are the best Arch Linux based distributions?


A rather quirky way to gain information on the many different Arch based distros. Nice to see that Arch itself makes it in second place just above Manjaro. :Laughing:

Well we know why that is....

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"Arch Linux is too hard to install. I just want to click Next like other distros allow me to. I  should be able to able to run Arch without learning anything or using a terminal."
:hysterical: B)

I used quotes as someone  was telling me that a few weeks ago and I had to explain that Archlinux was not meant to ever be like that. It is made by developers for developers, literally:

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Whereas many GNU/Linux distributions attempt to be more user-friendly, Arch Linux has always been, and shall always remain user-centric. The distribution is intended to fill the needs of those contributing to it, rather than trying to appeal to as many users as possible. It is targeted at the proficient GNU/Linux user, or anyone with a do-it-yourself attitude who is willing to read the documentation, and solve their own problems.

https://wiki.archlin...User_centrality

It's one thing if you have the desire to learn but expecting things to fit your needs, just because it became popular, is both sad and annoying to those who love the DIY attitude of Archlinux.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:51 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 12 July 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

It's one thing if you have the desire to learn but expecting things to fit your needs, just because it became popular, is both sad and annoying to those who love the DIY attitude of Archlinux.

I hear ya. There's been a flood of new Debian users lately at forums.debian.net who just refuse to try to help themselves, basically help vampires. A topic was started a couple of days ago by an old-school contributor lamenting the old days of n00b-flaming and suggesting we bring it back.

http://forums.debian...p?f=20&t=142631

Here's a hilarious example of what we have to deal with. Why would anyone think this could possibly do anything useful? User came back later asking why they couldn't install anything. :teehee: This failed because of syntax but the thinking behind it is fatally flawed.

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Why with "sudo" command some tasks can't be done? For example:

$ sudo cat /dev/null > sources.list bash: sources.list: Permission denied

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:03 PM

View Postsunrat, on 12 July 2019 - 08:51 PM, said:

View Postsecuritybreach, on 12 July 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

It's one thing if you have the desire to learn but expecting things to fit your needs, just because it became popular, is both sad and annoying to those who love the DIY attitude of Archlinux.

I hear ya. There's been a flood of new Debian users lately at forums.debian.net who just refuse to try to help themselves, basically help vampires. A topic was started a couple of days ago by an old-school contributor lamenting the old days of n00b-flaming and suggesting we bring it back.

While I understand what he means, there is a clear distinction between those who are beginners but are eager and those who do not care to learn.

I've had a mixed opinion on the popularity of Linux and what that entails. I kind of preferred when it  wasn't as accessible to people because those that used Linux did so because of a desire to learn, not because it was the cool thing to do. As you all know, I enjoy helping others and sharing knowledge but some of it has gotten out of hand. I mean, think of all the foolish people running Kali who do not even understand basic networking and/or linux. Then they join the forums asking how to hack and stupid stuff like that. I do not frequent Kali forums or care to but I see it other places.

While I am super glad that they majority of devices on the planet run Linux, it's also a curse of sorts for those who enjoy learning and helping others learn.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:07 PM

It's nice that there are a lot of distros and devices that run Linux without requiring any intervention and are perfect for those that just want to do things on a computer and do not care about computing itself. I am referring to the type of person who is trying to get you to walk them through compiling a kernel but they do not even know how to open a terminal yet and then get mad when you try to help them.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:22 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 12 July 2019 - 09:03 PM, said:

While I understand what he means, there is a clear distinction between those who are beginners but are eager and those who do not care to learn.
Indeed there is. There are a lot of heartwarming stories of people who came as beginners and ended up as valuable contributors. I guess we've all been there!

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I mean, think of all the foolish people running Kali who do not even understand basic networking and/or linux. Then they join the forums asking how to hack and stupid stuff like that. I do not frequent Kali forums or care to but I see it other places.
Haha yeah. There's another new thread at FDN about nescient Kali (attempted) users. Kali has a strictly moderated forum so questions from these users never get posted. They end up at FDN where they get told that Kali is not Debian and is for expert pentesters so go back to Kali forums.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:53 PM

Plus, Kali is very insecure out of the box. Lots of running services with no security and default root passwords among other things. It's not meant to run all the time.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:36 AM

I suppose the linux forums are getting an influx of people who always ran Windows and now with Win 7 almost at its end, they decide "I'll install linux and run it instead of Windows". The truly clueless.

I see them at the Windows forums I go to. I discourage them from installing anything linux and instead encourage them to grab a bunch of USB sticks and learn how to create a live stick for several different distros. I want them to see if they can figure out linux: first hurdle, getting on the internet.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:16 AM

That is a good way to go about it or simply direct them to install LinuxMint. There are plenty of distros that are easy for any one to use without many adjustments. You just have to tell them that  they cannot use window's applications and direct them to the massive software catalog in the software centers.
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