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Securing Your Server With A Host-based Intrusion Detection System

Securing Your Server With A Host-based Intrusion Detection System

This article shows how to install and run OSSEC HIDS, an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, rootkit detection, time-based alerting and active response. It helps you detect attacks, software misuse, policy violations and other forms of inappropriate activities.

How to Build an Effective Mail Server Defense

How to Build an Effective Mail Server Defense 

When speaking of mail server-related security, one tends to limit the issue to message applied security measures, and even more to Antivirus and Antispam protection. This is however only one stage in the more complex process of securing your server. This article aims at identifying and explaining all security layers, highly important when choosing a certain mail server and consequently when configuring and using it.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration

How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration

In this guide you will learn how to tweak the mail guide for  Postfix (+Auth SMTP + Quota), http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier, setup to better combat SPAM and allow a little bit of backward compatibilty of the older Qmail systems.

Securing the CentOS Perfect Setup with Bastille

Securing the CentOS Perfect Setup with Bastille

This article shows how to secure a CentOS server using psad, Bastille, and some other tweaks. psad is a tool that helps detect port scans and other suspicious traffic, and the Bastille hardening program locks down an operating system, proactively configuring the system for increased security and decreasing its susceptibility to compromise.

Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto

Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto 

By now you've got the perfect setup for your new Ubuntu 6.0.6 (Dapper Drake) box. You may have even followed the excellent Intrusion Detection and Prevention with BASE and Snort tutorial. And as an added precaution you installed DenyHosts to prevent hack attempts via ssh. But now that you've got your new LAMP server on the internet, how can you tell that your new web server is secure? You test it, of course!

Postfix Spam Filter using Ubuntu Dapper, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, Razor, Pyzor, DCC and ClamAV

Postfix Spam Filter using Ubuntu Dapper, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, Rayzor, Pyzor, DCC and ClamAV

This is a similar version of the HOWTO that can be found here: http://www200.pair.com/mecham/spam/spamfilter20050628.html. Except for using Ubuntu Server instead of Debian and MailScanner instead of Amavisd, the Postfix, Rayzor, Pyzor, DCC and ClamAV sections are almost the same.

Intrusion Detection With BASE And Snort

Intrusion Detection With BASE And Snort

This tutorial shows how to install and configure BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) and the Snort intrusion detection system (IDS) on a Debian Sarge system. BASE provides a web front-end to query and analyze the alerts coming from a Snort IDS system. With BASE you can perform analysis of intrusions that Snort has detected on your network.

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

Ever heard of stopping spam with greylisting?

This tutorial will show you how to setup greylisting with Postgrey and Postfix on Debian. Greylisting will not replace spam filtering software like SA but it will serve as a powerful first hurdle for spam thus reducing the ammount of spam entering the system at all.

Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

There are a couple of linux how-tos floating on the Internet that deal with this very subject. As a matter of fact, those guides are what inspired to write this one. In the spirit of keeping it simple, let me recommend the Mandrake or as it’s currently known Mandriva Linux distro. This guide has been written with this distro in mind.

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