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Old 08-28-2003, 03:07 PM   #1
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Intrusion Detection?

Sorry for asking these newbie questions. I have configured a firewall on Mandrake 9.1 (guarddog at the moment will change for smoothwall when the 9.2 is released or iptables if I have the time to study the howtos) which seems to work fine. But I want to know if its working so I think an intrusion detection system would be appropriate. The question is which one. I've heard about several such as portsentry, lids, grsecurity and snort. But which one would be easy and still do the job. I just want to see what's up; if anyone is port scanning and if so does the firewall work.

suggestions are appreciated
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Snort !
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Old 08-29-2003, 01:05 PM   #4
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Snort is a great host/network instrusion detection system.

You also might want to look at AIDE, an alternative to Tripwire. This is a host based content integrity system. Lets you know if you important files have been modified or replaced by trojans.
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I guess that pretty much sums it up. Snort's what I need to study!
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No. IMNSHO you need network intrusion detection system (Snort) *and* a filesystem integrity checker (Aide, Samhain, tripwire) to cover it. The "problem" is a filesystem integrity checker should best be installed after installing the OS, and before connecting it to a network to have some guarantee wrt the state of the system.


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