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Linux Magazine: Securing Your Environment: Part 2

May 08, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Bordash)

"Last month's article looked at iptables firewall management with Big Fish. This month, let's will take a look at intrusion detection using SNORT, along with its LAMP-based analysis add-on, ACID, short for 'Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases.'

"SNORT, lovingly referred to as 'the pig,' is an advanced packet sniffer and logger that analyzes traffic on your network. It can be setup for protocol analysis, regular expression string matching, and network attack detection, including buffer overflows, stealth port scans, SMB probes, and many more..."

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