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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:24:01 -0400
From: Jeffrey Walton <>
Subject: Re: Owl 3.0 and Virtual Machine Setup?

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 2:22 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 01:59:47AM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>> So I'm clear: for Openwall 3.0 (Owl-3_0-stable-20130408-x86_64), I
>> should chose a virtual machine based on Red Hat Enterprise 4? VMware
>> is offering RHEL 3, 4, 5 and 6; but RHEL 4 seems kind of odd since its
>> from 2005-2010 and Owl 3.0 is dated April 2013.
> Out of VMware's choices, RHEL 5 is the closest match - based on the
> kernel branch that Owl uses.
> Also, for your purposes Owl-current is a better choice than Owl 3.0-stable.
> (RHEL 5 is currently the correct choice in VMware for either version.)
Thanks, and forgive my ignorance.

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