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:
In addition to the command references listed above, the following three man pages provide information on important components of the Tripwire package.
Using the --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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The Design and Implementation of Tripwire: A UNIX File Integrity CheckerbyGeneKimandEugeneSpafford.PurdueTechnicalReportCSD-TR-93-071.