Source

tinyids / README

Full commit
TinyIDS README

Introduction to TinyIDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TinyIDS is a distributed Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for Unix systems.

It is based on the client/server architecture. The client, tinyids, runs its
collector backends on the local system and calculates a hash of all the
collected information. The collected information may include anything, from
file contents to file metadata or even the output of system commands. After
the information has been hashed, the client compares this hash with one that
has been previously stored on the server counterpart of TinyIDS, tinyidsd,
which runs on a remote system. Management of the remotely stored hash is
possible through the client's command line interface. Communication between
the client and the server counterparts can be encrypted using RSA public key
infrastructure (PKI).

TinyIDS is written in Python and is released as open-source software under
the terms of the Apache license version 2.

You can visit the project development web site:

  http://www.codetrax.org/projects/tinyids

Project News:

  http://www.codetrax.org/projects/tinyids/news


Requirements
------------
In order to run TinyIDS you will need:

 - Python (http://python.org/)


User Guide
----------
For all information regarding the installation, configuration, usage and
automation of TinyIDS, please read the online user guide at:

  http://www.codetrax.org/projects/tinyids/wiki/Guide


Bugs
----
For information about viewing or searching current bugs or about submitting
new ones, please read the BUGS file.


Support
-------
CodeTRAX does not provide support for TinyIDS.
You can still get community support at the Community Support Forums:

  http://www.codetrax.org/projects/tinyids/boards


Copyright
---------
Copyright 2010 George Notaras, G-Loaded.eu, CodeTRAX.org


License
-------
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

A copy of the License exists in the product distribution; the LICENSE file.
For copyright notes please read the NOTICE file.