Netwosix Linux Advisory: monitApr 06, 2004, 20:56 (0 Talkback[s])
Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0008 <http://www.netwosix.org>
Package name: monit
Package description:monit is a utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and devices on a Unix system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. E.g. monit can start a process if it does not run, restart a process if it does not respond and stop a process if it uses to much resources. You may use monit to monitor files, directories and devices for changes, such as timestamp changes, checksum changes or size changes. You can also use monit to monitor remote hosts; monit can ping a remote host and can check port connections and protocols.
Action:We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your system.
You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from: <http://download.netwosix.org/0008/nepote>
(Nepote has been updated with new ports on 21 March 2004. Update your portage tree from http://nepote.netwosix.org, first):
See this instructions to update the port of this package:
# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/monit # rm nepote # wget http://download.netwosix.org/0008/nepote # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package)
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About Linux Netwosix:Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers and Network Security related jobs. It can also be used for special operations such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our philosophy is to give greater liberty for configuration to the SysAdmin. Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine. Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD systems but more flexible and usable.
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