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Re: [SLE] watchdogs & sniffers
  • From: "Geordon VanTassle" <gvantass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 19:03:00 -0500
  • Message-id: <002701c0c608$9a462460$0801a8c0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Personally, I like Psionic Logcheck and Psionic PortSentry for
auto-monitoring your logs and your ports.

The March issue of SysAdmin Magazine had a GREAT article on setting up both
of these. (That's VOl 10, Number 3) Unfortunately, the article isn't on
their website. Let me know if you can't find it locally, and I can send you
a PDF of the article.

The April issue of Linux Journal had an article on hardining LInux via
Bastille, and even included a bit of advice on getting it to work "right" on

For my firewall, I slightly altered David Ranch's TrinityOS "firewall"
script. See for
more info on the "original." Last updated on 9 Mar 2001

Also, I personally recommend getting "logrotate" installed, too. With it,
you can automatically rotate your logs every day/week/month as well as
filter them through other scripts, gzip them, mail them to somebody and keep
different numbers of "back" copies, if you want. (e.g. messages for a week,
firewall log for a month, etc...)

Geordon (been on DSL for almost a year, had lots of door-rattling but no
breakin that I know of yet)
----- Original Message -----
From: "EagleIce" <eagleice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 6:43 PM
Subject: [SLE] watchdogs & sniffers

> Hello all!
> I just got a ADSL connection to run on my home box and that's cool...:-)
> I wonder if someone can give me a hint about what kind of protection I
> put up when using this kind of connection (I'm not that used to networks).
> Cheers,
> ei
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