Showing posts from March, 2013

Rundeck for Distributed Command Processing

A very useful open source tool is Rundeck.  Rundeck will dispatch, and process shell commands and scripts across servers either physical, virtual or cloud based. Its a useful tool to allow you automate ad-hoc tasks and procedures. Visit

Suricata - IDS / IPS

Suricata is a high performance free open source IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine.

The basic install is along these lines

tar -xvzf suricata-1.4.tar.gz
cd suricata-1.4


./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
sudo make install