Penetration Testing

This is a mailing list for the discussion of issues and questions about penetration testing and network auditing.

The penetration testing list is designed to allow people to converse about professional penetration testing and general network auditing. While lists like Vuln-Dev and Bugtraq deal with exploits and flaws in systems there are few interactive forums to discuss actual penetration testing and network auditing. As a result this area has become a difficult topic to learn about outside of print media (books etc.) Given that this is the case, this list hopes to dispel some of the confusion and allow for intelligent discourse on the topic. The list is not OS specific and will cater to discussion on all and any networkable devices people wish to discuss.

0 Administrivia

0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is the Penetration Testing mailing list?
0.1.2 What is appropriate content?
0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?
0.1.4 Is the list moderated?
0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was the Penetration Testing list created?

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?
0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?
0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?
0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?
0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?
0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?
0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?
0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "Penetration Testing" to the subject line of each message?
0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?



0 Administrivia
0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is the Penetration Testing list?

The penetration testing list is designed to allow people to converse about professional penetration testing and general network auditing. While lists like Vuln-Dev and Bugtraq deal with exploits and flaws in systems there are few interactive forums to discuss actual penetration testing and network auditing. As a result this area has become a difficult topic to learn about outside of print media (books etc.) Given that this is the case, this list hopes to dispell some of the confusion and allow for intelligent disccourse on the topic. The list is not OS specific and will cater to discussion on all and any network able devices people wish to discuss.

0.1.2 What is appropriate content?

Please follow the below guidelines on what kind of information should be posted to the Penetration Testing mailing list:

0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?

0.1.4 Is the list moderated?

Yes.

0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

Erin Carroll- <amoeba@amoebazone.com>

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Penetration Testing created?

Penetration Testing was created on Wednesday, August 9, 2000 by Security-Focus Inc.

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?

Send an e-mail message to pen-test-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?

Send an e-mail message to pen-test-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

If your email address has changed email listadmin@securityfocus.com and ask to be manually removed.

0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?

Unsubscribe from the list and resubscribe to start receiving mailing list traffic again.

0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?

Yes.

0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?

Send an e-mail message to pen-test-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?

Send an e-mail message to pen-test-digest-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?

You are probably subscribed from a different address than that from which you are sending commands to the list from. Either send email from the appropriate address or email listadmin@securityfocus.com to be unsubscribed manually.

0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "[PEN-TEST]" to the subject line of each message?

Not at this time.

0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?

Send an e-mail message to pen-test-query@securityfocus.com. If you want to test whether you are subscribed to the digest send an e-mail message to pen-test-digest-query@securityfocus.com.


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