Technical Papers 
Setting IPSEC Keys
    Defines how to setup IPSEC Keys and configure files with drawings
Using q-Status Patch to Updating q-Status™ 

Tips for Updating q-status for Full New Install

Provides documentation for replacement of existing q-status for major updates.

How to setup Rkhunter q-Status™ q-Alerts

How to setup q-Status™ q-Alerts to identify security warning changes identified from Rootkit scanner (e.g. rkhunter).

q-Status™ q-Alerts uses the Rkhunter log file which to identify changes in warnings that have occured from the previous rkhunter log.

Rkhunter is a shell script program written by Michael Boelen. It supports Unix, Linux and Solaris type operating systems. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits by running tests like:

  • MD5 hash compare
  • Look for default files used by rootkits
  • Wrong file permissions for binaries
  • Look for suspected strings in LKM and KLD modules
  • Look for hidden files
  • Optional scan within plaintext and binary files

Rootkit Hunter is released as GPL licensed project and free for everyone.

See "Rootkit Hunter" at http://www.rootkit.nl/projects/rootkit_hunter.html for download and more information of Rkhunter. It can also be downloaded from the Source Forge Repository.

Also see Rkhunter rpm Issues

q-Status™ and IT Processes Comparison

How does q-Status™ Configuration Management compare to the following types of Sun Microsystems IT Processes?

  1. Asset Management
  2. Patch Management
  3. Reporting (e.g. Teamquest)
  4. Monitoring (SunMC)
  5. Computing on Demand.

Dell Open Manager Install

How to Install Dell Open Manager in CentOS 5/6
peth0 packet with own address Error
  Provides a solution to xen server is generating continuous errors with the peth0 interface where it is assigned the same mac address as other xen servers on the network.

Using rpm to Intall System Scripts in Linux

System Managers utilize shell script programming to support their data center. These scripts are distributed to multiple servers. Scripts get change an update. There becomes a need with large server installations to have a method to easily install these scripts, identify which version and provide a standardized method for their deployment. This technical documents uses q-StatusLinux collection scripts to demonstrate how to create an rmp module to distribute scripts to server.

Created Kickstart Server (CentOS)

Documents how to create and configure a CentOS Linux Server
Enabling q-Status™ Windows SSH Collection Scripts
Putty ssh programs, bat files and documents how configure secure data transfer of a Windows Client to the a q-Status™ Web Server.
Nagios HowTo Create a Remote Nagios NRPE plugin (bash script example)
  This procedure describes how to create a Nagious remote executed nrpe command (bash script example). A template is provided and tutorial goes from start to finish
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