Pyrit cluster

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Building a Pyrit Cluster Backtrack5 R2 & R3

  • In this tutorial we are going to build a cluster on Backtrack5 R2 using Pyrit.
  • Pyrit comes installed by default on Backtrack5 R2. If you have removed it, simply use apt-get install to install it.
  • The first step to creating a pyrit cluster is to create a configuration file.
root@bt:~# mkdir ~/.pyrit
root@bt:~# nano ~/.pyrit/config
root@bt:~# cat ~/.pyrit/config

default_storage = file:// limit_ncpus = 0 rpc_announce = true rpc_announce_broadcast = false rpc_knownclients = (This is the servers IP) rpc_server = true workunit_size = 75000
  • After having the above configuration file on all our machines, we start the server.
root@bt:~# pyrit serve
  • Now from the client you should be able to see both cores.

NOTE: The pyrit list_cores command has a bug that when used will crash the server.

Pyrit cluster01.png

  • We can test our newly built cluster using pyrit's benchmark option.
root@bt:~# pyrit benchmark

Pyrit cluster02.png

  • If we switch to the server while running the benchmark, we can see that currently one client is connected.

Pyrit cluster03.png