Frenzy is a Live CD based on the popular FreeBSD operating system, and it serves as a system administrator toolkit. It contains software for:
￭ hardware tests
￭ file system check
￭ security check
￭ network setup
￭ network analysis
Frenzy is so light that it can run easily on a Pentium processor or higher, with 32MB RAM. Frenzy uses the unionfs file system, so it has around 600MB of software in the 200MB ISO image. At boot time, it automatically detects and mounts UFS, FAT16/32, NTFS, EXT2FS HDD partitions, and it's also able to mount FreeBSD swap space, if it finds one. You can also create a swap file on mounted partitions. Frenzy includes:
￭ C and nasm compilers
￭ Perl and Python interpreters
￭ File managers: deco, mc, xnc
￭ Text editors (among them joe, ViM and AbiWord)
￭ Viewers and convertors of text files, logfile analyzers
￭ Archivers, system and file utilities
￭ File recovery utilities
￭ Tools for HDD
￭ Hardware information and setup
￭ Benchmarks and hardware testing utilities
￭ Antiviruses (clamav, drweb) and rootkit detection utilities
￭ Password and crypto tools
￭ Network tools (LAN, modem, dial-up, VPN, Wireless)
￭ Web-browsers, main and news clients, ICQ and IRC clients
￭ Network calculation tools
￭ Traffic monitors
￭ Proxy, redirect
￭ Remote control (telnet, ssh, RDP, VNC)
￭ MySQL and PostgreSQL clients
￭ Samba server and clients
￭ Tools for DNS, LDAP, SNMP, DHCP, ICMP, ARP, IP packets
￭ Port scanners, network scanners, service detection tools
￭ Security scanners, sniffers, intrusion detection tools
￭ Picture viewer (gqview), DjVu, CHM, PDF-viewers
￭ Video player (MPlayer)
The third beta version of Frenzy 1.1 has been released and it includes the following changes:
￭ Base system is FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE, Xorg updated to 7.3.
￭ System totally moved to unionfs file system organization, you can edit almost all files after boot.
￭ Added Frenzy Extension Module support, utility for FEM creation is avaiable on FTP server.
￭ Added ability to boot from ISO-file on HDD.
￭ Boot options with disabled ATAPI DMA or ATA DMA.
￭ Loader option "mode" (select console resolution)
￭ Loader option "sound" (sound card autodetection)
￭ Added options for work with serial console.
￭ gcc removed from base system, it will be available as FEM module.
￭ Added more than 100 applications, among them ntfs-3g.
￭ Removed 18 applications.
Here's Frenzy 1.1 Beta 3 in action: