10 Jun 2017

Bandit wargame

Today I finished the bandit wargame at OverTheWire. It was a lot of fun! It’s aimed at players looking to become familiar with the command line and basic linux tooling. I got to use a lot of utilities from coreutils that I didn’t even know existed.

I was familiar with nearly all of the concepts touched on in the levels. Despite this, I still managed to get stuck several times. Understanding the concepts on a higher level often isn’t enough – sometimes you really need to understand the utility intimately to get the job done. Reading man pages is good for you.

All in all I learned a lot of useful things. Highly recommended as an introduction to wargames, or to patch up knowledge on commonly used linux utils.

Things I learned