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RFC (Remote Filesystem Checker) is a set of scripts that aims to help System-Administrators run a filesystem-checker (like tripwire,
RFC (Remote Filesystem Checker) is a set of scripts that aims to help System-Administrators run a filesystem-checker (like tripwire, aide and so on...) from a "master-node" to several "slave-nodes" using ssh, scp, sudo and few other common shell commands.
Here are some key features of "RFC":
crate/update FileSystem-Checker's (FSC) database
execute FSC and create a log-report
allow parallel execution, mass-check and mass-upgrade!
support non-interactive operations
use scp/ssh for all connections
use an arbitrary port for ssh/scp connections (may be different for each host!)
send (ONE) email to administrator(s)
rotate logs, databases and other files
support for AFICK, AIDE and INTEGRIT FileSystem-Checkers
check users creation/removal
check group creation/removal
check if someone changes UID, GID or shell
check for group's members or ID changes
check for SUID/SGID on remote host via a separate PERL script
check if remote-host is up before run checks on it (via nmap)
kill the processes that take too long (you can set an arbitrary timeout value)
bash on any (?) posix system
base utils (chown, chmod, adduser, sed, grep...)
a mail program ("mail" itself is great)
nmap on master node
ssh/scp client & ssh-keygen on master-node
ssh/scp server on slave-nodes
sudo on slave-nodes
What's New in This Release:
A new function that replaces the "seq" command, which is not available on all systems. A fix for a small bug that caused a "cp: missing destination file" error. A fix for an error that caused RFC to suggest a bad "sudo" setup.
A new function to check whether a node is alive without the "nmap" requirement.
"/lib" is included in all default configuration files for the filesystem checkers (afick, aide, and integrit).
AFICK has been updated to version 2.8-2.
The documentation reflects the latest changes.
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