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Old 04-16-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question File monitors


Is there any software available to monitor what process is accessing what file, and to find out what changes it made? Something FileMon in windows (from SysInternals.com)
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:55 PM   #2
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tripwire
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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lsof - it displays open files & processes that access them.

As for the "what modifications" part ... I don't know whether
tripwire (or it's GPL cousin AIDE) will maintain a database
of file contents, but you can certainly set them up so they
alert you if some file has changed.


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Old 04-16-2003, 11:36 PM   #4
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As for the "what modifications" part ... I don't know whether
tripwire (or it's GPL cousin AIDE) will maintain a database
of file contents, but you can certainly set them up so they
alert you if some file has changed.
One could always use a good backup and 'diff'
; )
 
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What backup-strategy would you be using?
How many diffs (snapshots) a day? ;)
1 every day, one every hour, one every minute?

Or write a new tool (kernel module) that
automatically back-ups a file that's being
opened for write-access? ;)

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Old 04-21-2003, 06:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.
I suspect that one of the software I plan to use, makes changes in files not connected in anyway. I was wondering if using some kind of a utility, I would figure that out.

Thx,
 
  


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