Sometimes I solve CTFs (Capture The Flag) and boot2root machines, and I write down the steps I followed to complete it. I do this for different reasons:
- One day, I may encounter a similar situation to some of these machines. If I have documented the steps I followed before, that could lead me to the solution of this new situation.
- Sometimes, in order to solve a CTF, I need to learn new things: new tools, new techniques, new ways to solve a problem. By writing these new things, I better fixate then in my brain.
- Someone may need a walkthrough in order to solve a CTF, in case they are super stuck somewhere.
However, if you got here looking for the solution of some challenge, I encourage you to keep trying! There’s nothing like the satisfaction of solving a difficult problem by yourself.
Also, if you use any of these walkthrougs, at least half the credit is mine, and I deserve at least half of the reward.