Security Tools in Linux Distributions, Part II

Tuesday, 8 October 2002, 12:42 PM EST

In part one of this article, I talked about some of the different methods you could use to monitor your system, focusing on those included in Red Hat 7.3. Now, we move on to the SuSE distribution.

SuSE 8.0's installation program allows the software packages to be viewed as groups or as package sets. To make things easier, one package application group is called security. The only hardening or monitoring tools installed by default is tcp_wrappers. Applications that are available, but not installed by default, include Aide, Arpwatch, Harden_suse, Logdigest, Nessus, Nmap, Saint, Scanlogd, Seccheck, Snort and Tripwire.

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