I could leave it at that, but I'll give some thoughts also.
1. The CEH course materials have well over 500 tools some of which are not around anymore. So links for many tools just don't exist.
2. The ones that are in the course materials were compiled by the authors who spent countless hours putting it all together for you. If you don't think their time is valuable or should be paid for, then...
3. Why don't you do the research to find every hacking tool's name, version and link. For those that are not available anymore, go hunt down the original authors and ask for copies. While you're at it, go find new tools, descriptions and links for those not in the CEH courseware, and include them in your new comprehensive guide of ethical hacking tools. Then when done, publish it online for all to download for free. In all seriousness, it would be a huge help to the community.
4. The common thought on the CEH is that there are too many tools. How about widdling them down to the best-of-breed, and learn everything you can about each tool as opposed to finding every tool that ever existed. You'll save lots of time which could be spent learning the handful of tools inside and out. That will make you a much more valuable security professional.
- Penetration Testing Frameowrk 0.52 (Dec 08 Release)
- Download and play with BackTrack 3
- Read my review of the SANS 560 course, Ed Skoudis and the Pen Testing Factory
, which includes links to best-of-breed tools.
Go out and be productive, and remember to give back more than you took. After all, we should always have some sportsman spirit, right?!?!
Hope this helps,