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

It is based on the client/server architecture and has been developed with
security in mind. The client, tinyids, collects information from the local
system by running its collector backends. The collected information may
include anything, from file contents to file metadata or even the output
of system commands. The client passes all this data through a hashing
algorithm and a unique checksum (hash) is calculated. This hash is then
sent to one or more TinyIDS servers (tinyidsd), where it is compared with
a hash that had previously been stored in the databases of those remote
servers for this specific client. A response indicating the result of the
hash comparison is finally sent back to the client. Management of the
remotely stored hash is possible through the client's command line interface.
Communication between the client and the server 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's development web site:

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

Project News:

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


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


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


License
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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.