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Re: [vox-tech] Tripwire or equivalent
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Re: [vox-tech] Tripwire or equivalent

Quoting Lewis Perdue (lperdue@ideaworx.com):

> Back when our server was originally cracked, someone suggested that we look 
> at tripwire to monitor things once we had a clean install ... well, we've 
> got a clean install, but our investigation of Tripwire shows a GIANT 
> corporate Dilbert empire with layer upon layer of obfuscation and a set of 
> sticky hurdles to clear before even getting an evaluation unit ... they 
> boast of being able to monitor 2,500 servers, but Geez, folks how about 
> something for one or two servers?

There _is_ a GPLed Tripwire codebase, for whatever it's worth.  But
please also see discussion within my article, referenced below.

> Isn't there an open-source alternative for this bloatware poster child? 
> Even something that does a simple checksum kinda thing on key system and 
> .conf files would be welcome.

I mention some options inside http://linuxgazette.net/issue98/moen.html , 
which you might find interesting (or not) for other reasons, as well.

You might also want to browse available tools on some packetstorm mirror or
other, e.g., http://packetstormsecurity.nl/UNIX/IDS/ ,

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Rick Moen                    is absolutely delightful."  - Kenneth Tynan
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