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Host Based Intrusion Detection - Samhain

Jan 26, 2011, 04:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This article describes in some detail how to install Samhain, the host based intrusion detection system. For further information regarding Samhain, please see

"I am not going to ramble on about what host based intrusion detection is or why to use it, as there are plenty of articles already covering those subjects. This article is just to show you how to get Samhain up and running in a client / server configuration with a couple bells and whistles thrown in for fun.

"I highly recommend you read the entire guide before you start, it will most certainly help.

"There is a lot of swapping between client and server as I try my best to confuse you, so stay sharp!


"You will need all the required build tools installed as we are going to compile Samhain. Here is a quick refresher:

"Red Hat

yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

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