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NewsForge: The Second Commandment of System Administration

May 02, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Warshawsky)

"Trust is a hard thing to come by in any workplace. Luckily for you, trust in your servers isn't. With the help of file integrity checkers, you can be absolutely sure of every change made within the filesystems of your servers.

"II. Thou shalt establish absolute trust in thy servers

"As their name suggests, file integrity checkers monitor the state of your filesystem, and report any changes that are made to files or directories back to you. They can monitor user and group ownership, last modification date, inode, file size, and a host of others items..."

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