Linux.com: SARA, Spawn of SATAN
Jan 27, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Virijevich)
"If you are an old school Linux or Unix user, you probably
remember the System Administrator's Tool for Scanning Networks
(SATAN). In 1995, SATAN brought browser-based network auditing to
the world. Despite its initial splash, SATAN fell to the wayside
due to lack of updates. Thanks to the kind folks at the Advanced
Research Corp., SATAN is back, in the form of the Security
Auditor's Research Assistant (SARA), a kinder, gentler, easier to
use, and more updated auditing tool.
"Installing SARA is simple. As long as you've got Perl and a Web
browser, you're good to go. In fact, SARA even runs on Windows
2000/XP via a customized coLinux installation. Let's play it safe,
though, and stick with the *nix version. Just download, extract the
tarball, and perform the customary ./configure; make; make install
as root. Launch SARA as root with the command /usr/local/sara/sara.
Those who fear the command line can relax; the rest is done through
your Web browser..."