Sciweavers

Share
CCS
1994
ACM

The Design and Implementation of Tripwire: A File System Integrity Checker

9 years 5 months ago
The Design and Implementation of Tripwire: A File System Integrity Checker
At the heart of most computer systems is a file system. The file system contains user data, executable programs, configuration and authorization information, and (usually) the base executable version of the operating system itself. The ability to monitor file systems for unauthorized or unexpected changes gives system administrators valuable data for protecting and maintaining their systems. However, in environments of many networked heterogeneous platforms with different policies and software, the task of monitoring changes becomes quite daunting. Tripwire is tool that aids UNIX system administrators and users in monitoring a designated set of files and directories for any changes. Used with system files on a regular (e.g., daily) basis, Tripwire can notify system administrators of corrupted or altered files, so corrective actions may be taken in a timely manner. Tripwire may also be used on user or group files or databases to signal changes. This paper describes the design and imple...
Gene H. Kim, Eugene H. Spafford
Added 09 Aug 2010
Updated 09 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1994
Where CCS
Authors Gene H. Kim, Eugene H. Spafford
Comments (0)
books