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How do I install the PSAD intrusion detection system on Ubuntu?
The psad intrusion detection system is available in Ubuntu鈥檚 default repositories, so it can be easily acquired through apt: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install psad In order to configure mail delivery to alert the administrator, you will be asked to configure the postfix mail server.
How does PSAD detect and alert to port scans?
psad makes use of Netfilter log messages to detect, alert, and (optionally) block port scans and other suspect traffic. For tcp scans psad analyzes tcp flags to determine the scan type (syn, fin, xmas, etc.) and corresponding command line options that could be supplied to nmap to generate such a scan.
What is the PSAD tool?
The psad tool, which stands for port scan attack detection, is a piece of software that actively monitors your firewall logs to determine if a scan or attack event is in progress. It can then alert administrators, or take active steps to deter the threat.
What is the best port scan attack detector for Linux?
But, I recommend the automated tool called psad 鈥?the port scan attack detector under Linux which is a collection of lightweight system daemons that run on Linux machines and analyze iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic.