Creating a Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) using Snort and SnortSam

This article discusses how to use Snort and SnortSam to create a intrusion prevention system. Normally Snort is referenced as a IDS Intrusion Detection System, but you can use snort to actually stop attacks on the server. Snort is a very popular application which uses rules to monitor network traffic. If alerts are triggered they… Continue reading Creating a Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) using Snort and SnortSam

Creating tmpfs and swap space after partitions have already been written.

This how-to describes a process of creating a tmpfs and swap file system on your existing server, after the partition table has been written. I’ll start off with a little history first. I was presented with a production server where there was only a / root partition and 500MB of swap allocated. We need to… Continue reading Creating tmpfs and swap space after partitions have already been written.