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Nagios – Notify via Growl

There are several different ways to get notified by nagios when there is a problem. The most common way is via email. This is usally just fine, except when the service that goes down is the mailserver. There are ways … Continue reading

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Checking the snort process from nagios

I’m checking the snort basically like i’m checking most processes, if you’ve been following allong then you’ll already have a check_procs setup. So I simply edit my localhost.cfg and add: define service{ use generic-service host_name localhost service_description Snort check_command check_snort_procs!1:1!snort … Continue reading

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My BASE (for Snort) Install Notes for OSX

To get base up and going with snort already installed I did the following. 1. Downlaod ADOdb (database abstraction library for PHP) : http://sourceforge.net/projects/adodb/files/ The version I got was adodb510.tgz 2. Unzip and untar the file tar -xvzf adodb510.tgz 3. … Continue reading

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My Snort on OSX Install Notes

1 Download Snort2 Download pcre 3 Untar pcre 4 Cd to pcre 5 ./configure make make install (NOTE: Install prefix ……………… : /usr/local) 6 Untar Snort 7 CD to snort 8 ./configure -enable-dynamicplugin –with-mysql –with-mysql-includes=/opt/local/include/mysql5/ –with-mysql-libraries=/opt/local/lib/mysql5/mysql/ 9 make 10 sudo … Continue reading

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Debian Boot Thumb drive from OSX

Last week I had a need to create a debian boot disk. The computer I needed to use it on doesn’t have a CD and I didn’t feel like purchasing a USB CD reader just for the purpose of loading … Continue reading

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