Been awhile since I came back to this post... been caught up in the semester and midterms! Though my programming class has been awesome so far as it's mostly C based
Not sure if others will still check here... but I found a great 'lil distribution setup to do some testing on:
http://www.linux.com/community/blogs/da ... linux.html - Damn Vulnerable Linux.
- Uses old versions of Apache, MySQL, FTP, SSH... ect. Perfect for me do start using for some pen testing and possibly I'll turn it into a server of my own!
Haven't had much time to look through my $$$ networking book but hopefully soon.