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AIDE

AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is a file and directory integrity checker. It creates a database from the regular expression rules that it finds from the config file. Once this database is initialized it can be used to verify the integrity of the files. Several message digest algorithms are used. All of the usual file attributes can also be checked for inconsistencies.

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  •  19 Feb 2006 16:34

    Release Notes: Many bugs have been fixed. Automake/autoconf scripts have been updated. snprintf by Mark Martinec is used if not in the C library. Support for more (legacy) Unix systems and Cygwin has been added. Files are opened with O_NOATIME on supported Linux systems. I/ANF/ARF directives have been added.

    •  04 Jun 2002 10:08

      Release Notes: Added the ability to compare two databases, support for using HMAC to verify configuration and the database, and bugfixes.

      •  11 Feb 2002 17:04

        Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed. A syslog backend was added. The report format was changed. Lots of parameters were added. ACL support for SunOS 5.x (and compatibles) was added. libgcrypt is now separate and required.

        •  27 Apr 2000 11:27

          Release Notes: AIDE now has compressed database support using zlib. The Mhash support has been updated, along with linkname checking. A few bug fixes have been included.

          •  08 Feb 2000 15:50

            Release Notes: A lot of bug fixes. MD-sums were again broken; please update.

            Recent comments

            05 Sep 2001 22:04 martinnitram

            Re: freeness
            But seem Tripwire had a open source version (linux) at tripwire.org, whick seem as GPL
            http://www.tripwire.org/qanda/faq.php#9


            > Tripwire, although well established, is
            > not GPLed. It is free in a monetary
            > sense (IF you are not a commercial
            > entity) but not in a free speech sense.
            > AIDE is GPLed. If you don't know what
            > that means, see www.gnu.org


            29 Jun 2001 04:10 bdshayne

            Re: freeness

            > Tripwire, although well established, is
            > not GPLed. It is free in a monetary
            > sense (IF you are not a commercial
            > entity) but not in a free speech sense.
            > AIDE is GPLed. If you don't know what
            > that means, see www.gnu.org


            Yes, but, is Tripwire better than AIDE, the same or worse?

            16 Feb 2000 17:31 jalbro

            freeness
            Tripwire, although well established, is not GPLed. It is free in a monetary sense (IF you are not a commercial entity) but not in a free speech sense. AIDE is GPLed. If you don't know what that means, see www.gnu.org

            25 Aug 1999 19:04 pstrader

            RE: Tripwire
            The latest version of Tripwire is now commercial. I believe the older versions are still free to use.
            Peace, Pete

            25 Aug 1999 11:45 eddiethejedi

            free replacement for Tripwire?
            but Tripwire is still free...

            (http://www.tripwiresecurity.com/products/ASR1_3.html)

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