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Apr 27, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Have you ever wondered how many people are scanning your server looking for weaknesses? One way to find out is to install the Port Scan Attack Detector (psad), is a collection of three lightweight system daemons that alert you to suspicious network activity by analyzing iptables log files.

"With psad you can:

  • "Detect port scans
  • "View a report of all attacks, along with system resources consumed by PSAD..."

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