Package: portsentry (1.2-12) [universe]
Links for portsentry
Download Source Package portsentry:
Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Dario Minnucci
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [sentrytools.sourceforge.net]
Portscan detection daemon
PortSentry has the ability to detect portscans(including stealth scans) on the network interfaces of your machine. Upon alarm it can block the attacker via hosts.deny, dropped route or firewall rule. It is part of the Abacus program suite.
Note: If you have no idea what a port/stealth scan is, It's recommended to have a look at http://sf.net/projects/sentrytools/ before installing this package. Otherwise you might easily block hosts you'd better not (e.g. your NFS-server, name-server, etc.).
Other Packages Related to portsentry
- dep: net-tools
- The NET-3 networking toolkit
- dep: procps
- /proc file system utilities
- rec: tcpd
- Wietse Venema's TCP wrapper utilities
- sug: logcheck
- mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator