Super Glue: Using Perl to Develop a Cheap Network Framework

Posted by tuxchick on Dec 6, 2005 1:54 AM EDT; By Brad Lhotsky
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To build something flexible and extendable, you're going to need to use a well-known integrated path to relay messages to the central server. Syslog-ng will handle that. You'll use a simple program in perl as a destination for some Snort messages relayed over syslog-ng. The perl program will use a PostgreSQL database to store the messages in a very custom fashion. You'll employ perl again in the frontend utilizing Mason to throw together a simple console to view messages. From the example in the article, a user should be able to incorporate other syslog enabled daemons into the security framework and begin correlating events systematically.

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