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Tripwire is a system integrity checker, a utility that compares properties of designated files and directories against information stored in a previously generated database. Any changes to these files are flagged and logged, including those that were added or deleted, with optional email reporting. Additionally, support files (databases, reports, etc.) are cryptographically signed.


Recent releases

  •  22 Nov 2011 12:42

    Release Notes: This release updates version revision in reports and all, adds experimental policy creation (see policy/policy_generator_readme.txt), fixes report formatting and sendmail issues, adds Debian patches for crypto and hostnames, fixes a compiling issue on recent GCC compilers (-fpermissive), and adds an experimental policy generator file which should become standard once it has been tested properly.

    •  14 Sep 2010 22:15

      Release Notes: Bug in compilation were fixed. New templates and a handy tool for configuration generation were added.

      •  04 Mar 2001 21:38

        Release Notes: FreeBSD 4.2 support and several bugfixes.

        •  04 Feb 2001 17:25

          Release Notes: This release adds security tweaks with respect to temp file handling, as well a new global email option.

          •  30 Oct 2000 22:01

            Release Notes: This is a major release, including the full GPL source code.

            Recent comments

            23 Aug 2002 07:15 rstubbs

            Policy configuration
            I have written a bash script which creates a new twpol.txt based on the objects that are actually present on a system - it comments out the rest.
            If anyone is interested, please message me.

            07 Mar 2002 05:43 mingus

            Are there going to be future updates?


            07 Aug 2001 10:22 pearcec

            Stale project?
            From the looks of CVS this projects has been touched since Aug. 2000. Had problems with the ./configure. It wasn't translating ${prefix} in the config.h-in file. I had to edit them by hand.

            06 Jul 2001 07:03 killerhippy

            why do I have two tw.cfg files?
            I have combined tripwire with mktripol succesfully, but now I have found, that tripwire is using a /usr/sbin/tw.cfg which I think is caused by the rule 'ROOT=/usr/sbin' which is at the very top of /etc/tripwire/twcfg.txt

            This entry is undocumented, so I'd like to ask:
            -Who put it there?
            -Does it make trouble, if I set 'ROOT=/etc/tripwire' or can I even delete it?


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