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How to install and configure Zabbix 3 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Zabbix is an enterprise open source monitoring software for networks and applications. It is designed to monitor and track the status of various network services, servers, and other network hardware. The Zabbix server can check standard networking services like HTTP, FTP, SMTP, IMAP etc. We need to install and configure a Zabbix agent for gathering data about CPU, disks, internal system process, RAM, etc.

Let's check the steps for installing and configuring Zabbix on a Debian 8 server:

Step 1: Install the required dependencies:

Tripwire detecting intrusions

How we managed to use Tripwire for detecting intrusions

We all should be aware that security is very important for our servers. Having informed about the changes to server file system is always important, as unauthorized access could very well breach security. Here comes our saviour Open Source Tripwire, which is a free security and data integrity tool useful for monitoring and alerting on specific file change(s) on a range of systems. 

Open Source Tripwire functions as a host-based intrusion detection system. It detects changes to file system objects and alerts the server administrator.

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Installing emesene in Ubuntu/ Debian

Recently we migrated our business email accounts from Google App to Microsoft live (Hotmail). We had to find a chat client to leverage the Instant messaging (IM) feature available in MS live. Needless to say that IM is an essential stuff needed as a part of daily work for most of us in Web development.

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