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Source: LinuxWorld - Posted by Jen Olson   
Intrusion Detection All it takes is time and free software to set up a powerful intrusion detection system for your Unix system. Follow along as Joe Barr installs ACID on his system and discovers a big security hole. I wanted to try ACID . . . All it takes is time and free software to set up a powerful intrusion detection system for your Unix system. Follow along as Joe Barr installs ACID on his system and discovers a big security hole. I wanted to try ACID ever since someone rooted my server last year. Mind you, not the hallucinogen LSD, though at the time I might have been tempted. The ACID I'm talking about is the Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases. It allows you to display and examine alerts from Snort in almost real-time. Snort, of course, is the wonderful open source Intrusion Detection System (IDS) by Marty Roesch. You can read all about my introduction to Snort by following the link given in Resources below. Another link in Resources points to a primer on installing Snort. It's a favorite of security people around the globe. I understand that some IT staffs prefer it to commercial offerings, and not just because of its price.

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