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gfrair 03-22-2005 03:41 PM

Security Programs
Hello Linux Gurus, Newbies, etc.

I have to do a linux project on a security package. Now, I am not asking for any help with my homework as it is against the rules, but since I am new and there are hundreds of packages out there, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a package that would supply me with many features to write about. Please don't tell me to do a google search, since I have already done that, and that is the reason why I ask, because there are thousands of results to sift through. Considering that I'm still doing the entire project myself, I don't believe this post violates the rules.

Thanks much to any contributers,

gfrair 03-22-2005 03:43 PM

p.s. -> I would also be greatful if anyone could recommend a good site, as I am currently going through millions of them.

Thanks again,

pk21 03-25-2005 05:39 AM

Maybe you can use nmap(

pk21 03-25-2005 05:40 AM

Other cool tools are Snort, nessus, hunt and dsniff

gfrair 03-25-2005 06:31 PM

thanks for the ideas, i'll definitely check them out.

reitzell 03-25-2005 09:20 PM

I'm a newbie myself but vote for nmap.

check out this site:


kirmet 09-01-2005 08:44 AM

i would suggest knoppix or whax for security issues :D i know im a lil late but well ...

ironwalker 09-01-2005 11:44 AM


Poetics 09-01-2005 04:15 PM

The term "security package" is pretty vague -- that could apply to Kismet or to ipTables, or to all kinds of things.

But I think there's plenty of information to do a report on any of them :)

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