Tripwire 2.4 is a file integrity assessment product for Linux networks. Rather than preventing an intruder or virus
from attacking system files, Tripwire detects intrusions when
they do occur. By comparing system files and directories against a
previously stored "baseline" database, Tripwire finds any
additions, deletions, or changes to specified properties. This allows
the system administrator to determine the extent of the problem and
begin necessary damage control.
After Tripwire is installed on a system, the following four
commands are used:
is used for most of the basic operations of the
software. This includes creation of the Tripwire database, and
checking the integrity of the filesystem against that database.
is used to create, encode, and sign Tripwire policy,
configuration, and key files, and
for various administrative functions.
prints Tripwire database and report files in
a plain text format.
is a file utility that displays hash
values for files.
In addition to the command references listed above, the following three
man pages provide information on important components of the
provides an overview of the various files created and
used by Tripwire, including default locations and settings.
explains the configuration file, which is used to set
system-specific information that affects Tripwire operation.
explains the policy file, which specifies the files
and directories Tripwire should check, and how they should be
--help flag with any Tripwire command
(e.g. tripwire --help) will print a short summary of the
command modes for that command. If a mode selector is also specified
(e.g. tripwire --check --help), a mode-specific
usage message will be displayed. Using the all argument with the
--help flag (e.g. tripwire --help all) will print
detailed usage messages for all modes of the specified command.
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