Phlack OS?

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First off let me say that I am not hq16. I had the same question he but it didnt get answered but I also plan not to ask it the way he did.

Is Phlack a distribution or is it a set of hacker tools kinda like SATAN? Judging by its 500MB size it does not look like a distro but I have heard that you can sometimes fit Linux into 100MB or less.
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I think you fail to realize what a distro *is*. Any pre-packaged set of tools based on the Linux kernel is a Linux distro. Phlack is no different.

I don't see any benefit of using Phlack over other security-driven distros such as Trinux. Actually, to me Phlack looks very much like a poor attempt at a "1337" distro.
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ah so that means that it does not have to be an operating system then.
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No no no. If you run the Linux kernel, you're running a type of OS. All an OS really does is provide an interface mecahnism between high-level programs to low level hardware. Well, more than that, but basicly yeah.

What makes a distro is the tools and scripts that are packaged with it.
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oh ok thanks for clearing that up. Also are you the only person that post here? Why does no one else reply? Do I smell funny or something? :)

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