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samhain - Data integrity and host intrusion alert system

Samhain is an integrity checker and host intrusion detection system that can be used on single hosts as well as large, UNIX-based networks. It supports central monitoring as well as powerful (and new) stealth features to run undetected on memory using steganography.

Main features
  • Complete integrity check

    • uses cryptographic checksums of files to detect modifications,

    • can find rogue SUID executables anywhere on disk, and

  • Centralized monitoring

    • native support for logging to a central server via encrypted and authenticated connections

  • Tamper resistance

    • database and configuration files can be signed

    • logfile entries and e-mail reports are signed

    • support for stealth operation


This and many, many other fine package suggestions come from Robert Waldner. Robert adds:
Poor mans tripwire, I'd call it. Also bloody useful for co-adminned systems, because it also functions as a notifier telling you which config-file has just changed. Good companion to running chkrootkit from a trusted boot-environment.

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