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Is anyone using portsentry? I installed it yesterday. I can start it using portsentry -atcp -audp, but when I check /var/log/messages I see that after it starts I get AdminAlert portsentry is shutting down. What is that all about?
Hmm. Only go this once, so YMMV.
I think u gotta look at the code if u have the binary and/or configs set up in the dir it mentions. The changable locations are also mentioned in the various readme's that go with the source.
Btw, I noticed ure using messages, the ps code can also be customized & use a syslog tag so u could do smptin like: local# /var/log/portsentry.log where # is a single digit.
Raz, if I wasnt sure I wouldnt mention it, cuz I dont like FUD. The location depends on where you want it (compile-time options), guess on a regular install they end up in /etc/portsentry as portsentry.ignore.
Personally I like the modular approach, so my Ipchains entries from PS are fed tru an external script to a separate chains table, pruned/loaded/reported regularly against a separate/independant filterlist. hosts.deny is scrubbed regularly as well.
No use blocking one-timers for eternity.