Saturday, February 28, 2009

steps to install Bro IDS on Ubuntu

This works on both Ubuntu and Xubuntu. Use sudo on everything or run as root.

apt-get install libncurses5-dev g++ bison flex
apt-get install libmagic-dev libgeoip-dev libpcap-dev libssl-dev
tar -xvf bro-1.4-release.tar.gz
cd bro-1.4
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/bro
make install

Thursday, February 26, 2009

How to Install dig for Windows

dig is the standard tool for advanced DNS queries. A Windows version is available as part of the BIND port. To install it on Windows:
2) Download
3) Open the archive with WinZip
4) Extract dig.exe and *.dll to c:\windows\system32
5) If you want the documentation page, extract dig.html to somewhere that you can find it.
Now you will be able to use dig from your command prompt in Windows. It is faster and more sophisticated than nslookup.
Get the quick help options with "dig -h".