Snort and Nagios Installfest!

Two of the most popular free open-source monitoring packages out there, Snort (for intrusion detection) and Nagios (for status monitoring and alerts) can be a pain to get going at first, especially for those new to Linux. Bring a spare computer that can handle the latest Ubuntu or Centos and help each other get past those first-time hurdles, for the good of your network!

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  • Will B.

    Hey guys! The guide I found most helpful involves compiling from source (I know, groan) but at least it seems to work on most platforms without package oddities: nachum234.no-ip.org/security/snort/1-snort-installation-on-ubuntu-11-10-i386/

    For Nagios, I just apt-get install nagios3 and then use this script to add new monitors (or similar-- your mileage may vary! Chat us up if you hit a roadblock) http://willbradley.name/2012/03/script-for-adding-monitors-in-nagios/

    March 16, 2012

  • Brett U.

    Will was good about going around making sure folks were making progress and seemed like a good bloke to work with. We talked some about what would be better to do for an implementation, which I wasn't expecting. My expectation was that this was going to be some sort of mindless follow along and do sort of presentation. It was more of a workshop where those attending were actually doing the work and contributing ideas on how the job should be done.

    Good experience.

    March 14, 2012

  • Will B.

    Sorry for the delay; please do bring whatever machine (virtual or physical) you want to install on. Weird installations may act weird though so I encourage blank hard drives :)

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

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    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do I need to bring a spare computer? How about a virtual machine on Virtualbox?

    March 13, 2012

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